Amazing Microscope Shots

A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip

The weave of a nylon stocking

A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant

Pollen (Photo: Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility, Dartmouth College)

Cigarette paper

The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip

Mushrooms spores

The head of a human flea (Pulex irritans) (Photo: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER)

Shark skin

Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin

A human head louse clinging to a hair

Snow (Photo via

Julia heliconian butterfly egg (Photo by Martin Oeggerli)

Waterbear (Tardigrade)

Zebra longwing butterfly egg (Photo by Martin Oeggerli)

An extreme close-up of a mascara brush (Photo by Andrew Syred)

Red lacewing butterfly egg (Photo by Martin Oeggerli)