Wonderful Views of Life Using Micro-photography

Posted on July 2, 2012  Comments (2)

The Olympus BioScapes 2011 Winners Gallery is full of great photos and videos of micro bioscapes.

Floschularia Ringerns Rotifer

Floschularia Ringerns Rotifer feeding by Charles Crebs

Winning photo by Mr. Charles Krebs, Issaquah, Washington, USA
Specimen: Rotifer Floscularia ringens feeding. Its rapidly beating cilia (hair-like structures) bring water containing food to the rotifer
Technique: Differential interference contrast microscopy

The photo shows the microscopic animal’s self-made reddish tube-shaped home, with a building block in the process of being formed inside the rotifer’s body.

Related: 2006 Nikon Small World Photos50 Species of DiatomsArt of Science at PrincetonArt of Science

2 Responses to “Wonderful Views of Life Using Micro-photography”

  1. Sam
    July 9th, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    Such a fantastic image, it really shows how wonderfully complex simple organisms really are.

  2. eleni
    July 19th, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    Yes, It is really wonderful. It looks like an animal. Although is very beautiful.

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