Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope Photos… Awesome!

Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope Photos… Awesome!

All these pictures are from the book ‘ Microcosmos,’ created by Brandon Brill from London. This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye.


An ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip


Surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip


Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin


The surface of a strawberry


Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue


Human sperm (spermatozoa)

Nylon hooks and loops of Velcro


Household dust: includes long hairs of cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers,
serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, and plant and insect remains


The weave of nylon stocking fibers


The head of a mosquito


Head louse clinging to a human hair


Eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a tarantula

Cut human hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades


Cigarette paper the tobacco is rolled in


Corroded surface of a rusty nail


Mushrooms spores


Clutch of butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant


Calcium phosphate crystal

No wonder modern forensics
solves so many crimes.

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2 Responses to Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope Photos… Awesome!

  1. Sherryl Gomm says:

    Wow! That puts a new spin on cleanliness!

  2. mejinno says:

    hard to imagine all that ‘crud’. I feel dirty after viewing myself through a microscope. Good thing most of that stuff toughens us & gets along.

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