This incredibly colorful photograph just happens to be … you guessed it, dust! Particles of hair, natural and synthetic fibers, insect scales, pollen, and more make up this fascinating picture. Photographed by Brandon Broll, thus images is just one of many amazing microscopic photos in his book, Microcosmos, in which random things are magnified by between 22 times and 22 million times. See other images below that show what cauliflower, strawberries, mushrooms, and other things look like under Broll’s camera. [via The Sun UK]
These incredible microscope photographs are some of the winners of Olympus Bioscapes Digital Imaging Competition. The contest consisted of almost 2,000 photographs hailing from 62 countries. Each image is stunning in its own way, and it just goes to show that sometimes the smallest things can be the most fascinating.
If you’re a photographer and you like to get really, really close to things we may have found you someone new to aspire to. British professor and photographer Rob Kesseler is taking macro to a whole new level with his latest series of photographs that look at nature under a microscope.