Before you read this, pause and look at your hand. Imagine that you could see ten, one hundred, a thousand times higher resolution. What would your hand look like? What world the world look like?
Photomicrography, the science of imaging through microscopes, is a window into an exotic world.
To illustrate the beautiful new perspectives made possible by advanced imaging technology, I’ve compiled some exquisite images from Nikon Small World. Can you identify them? You’re doing well if you get even one correct. Answers are at the bottom of this post.
A few more awesome images that may surprise you:
All images sourced from Nikon’s Small World.