This is an electron micrograph of a leafcutter ant holding a gear that's just 0.1 mm wide. This astonishing image was created by Manfred Page, and it's just one of 100 great science images featured in a brand new exhibition by the Royal Photographic Society.
The photographs from the Molecular Expressions Art in Photomicrography project appear to capture local landscapes and alien worlds, but the photographers can create these images without ever leaving the lab. These "microscapes" are made with vitamin C crystals, aspirin, penicillin, and other ingredients to create the…
The black mastiff bat (Molossus rufus) grows to be about 30 grams, but these little guys are just embryos, their bodies hairless, their eyes closed, and playing inadvertent tribute to two of the three wise monkeys.
Usually when you see extreme close-ups of insects, they look like terrifying monsters. The segmented eyes, the tiny cilia, the barbed limbs, and so on. But award-winning photographer Igor Siwanowicz manages to make his insect micrography... cute?