Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures

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.


01 – A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip


02 – The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip


03 – Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin

04 – The surface of a strawberry


05 – Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue


06 – Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells

07 – The nylon hooks and loops of velcro


08 – Household dust which includes long hairs such as cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains

09 -The weave of a nylon stocking


10 – The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth


11 – The head of a mosquito


12 – A human head louse clinging to a hair


13 – The eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a Mexican red-kneed tarantula


14 – Cut hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades


15 – Cigarette paper


16 – The corroded surface of a rusty metal nail


17 – The head of a Romanesco cauliflower


18 – The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus


19 – Mushrooms spores


20 – A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant


21 – Fimbriae of a Fallopian tube


22 – A daisy bud


23 – Calcium phosphate crystal


24 – The shell of a Foraminiferan

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