Clutch of butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant.
An ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip.
Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin.
Technical information: Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is a method for high-resolution imaging of surfaces. The SEM uses electrons for imaging, much as a light microscope uses visible light. The advantages of SEM over light microscopy include much higher magnification (>100,000X) and greater depth of field up to 100 times that of light microscopy. Qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis information is also obtained using an energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (EDS) with the SEM... find out more here.
The surface of a strawberry.
Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue.
Nylon hooks and loops of Velcro.
Household dust: includes long hairs of cat fur, twisted synthetic and woollen fibres,
serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, and plant and insect remains.
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.
Corroded surface of a rusty nail.
Calcium phosphate crystal Ca3(PO4)2.
All these pictures posted are from the book '"Microcosmos", created by Brandon Brill from London . This book includesmany scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items.
Another great site to search out more fantastic SEM photos is PSmicrographs a specialist science photo library containing high quality scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) and photo micrographs with available photos for purchase.