Using a Scanning Electron Microscope, retired scientific photographer Steve Gschmeissner magnifies insects by up to a million times. A coloured scanning electron micrograph of the head of a human flea (Pulex irritans).
“Tardigrades (commonly known as waterbears or moss piglets) are small, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs. Tardigrades were first discovered in 1773 by Johann August Ephraim Goeze, who called them kleiner Wasserbär, meaning “little .
Neurons in the brain Credit: Dr Jonathan Clarke. Pyramidal neurons forming a network in the brain. These are nerve cells from the cerebral cortex that have one large apical dendrite and several basal dendrites.
Water Flea with eggs - Daphnia pulex - This most common species of water flea belongs to the family Daphiniidae. It has a cosmopolitan distribution in a wide range of aquatic habitats, although it is most closely associated with small, shaded pools and la
A zebrafish is a tropical freshwater fish in the minnow family. These to odd looking creatures are 2 day old zebra fish larvae. Picture Credit: Jurgen Berger and Mahendra Sonawane, both employees at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) pollen grain. Pollen grains are the male gametes (sex cells) of a plant. Magnification: when printed 10 centimetres wide.