(Microscopic) Pictures You Should Really See

This post has no intellectual content. It’s just cool photos. 

Carnivorous plant — open trap of the aquatic carnivorous plant humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba). Photo by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, a neurobiologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus

Bat embryo — this micrograph shows a black mastiff bat embryo (Molossus rufus), at the “Peek-a-boo” stage of development, when its wings have grown to cover its eyes. Photo by Dorit Hockman

Green algae — this composite image shows a collection of single-cell freshwater algae, called Desmids. Photo by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue). Photo by Dylan Burnette

Mouse cells — embryonic fibroblasts showing the actin filaments (red) and DNA (blue). Photo by Dr. Dylan Burnette

Phantom midge larva — Chaoborus, also known as “Glassworm.” Photo by Charles Krebs

Mouse tail — with hair follicle stem cells. Photo by Dr. Yaron Fuchs

 

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