Thursday, 13 October 2016

Some Of These Pictures Might Seem Totally Abstract,

but they are not,

 they are all photomicrographs taken by by photographer Igor Siwanowicz, above is the foot of a male diving beetle, (Acilius sulcatus),
 the filaments of a barnacle,

 an Isopod appendage,

and one we have all seen before, the antennae of a moth, Siwanowicz works as a neurobiologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, the reason that these pictures are so highly detailed is that instead of using a normal a traditional lens-based microscope, he uses a confocal laser-scanning microscope, which can 'see' much more detail, for myself the images are just stunning, but I am guessing a microscope like this is a tad out of our household budget, so many thanks to Igor for sharing his pictures, you can see more of them here.

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