7 Best Microscope Images on Instagram

As any fan of microscopes will know, you can see some stunning images through the lens. We thought we would give you some idea of the pictures you might be able to see with a microscope by revealing our most liked images on Instagram. As you will see, there are some incredible sights to behold. The microscopic world is full of fascinating colour and geometry, and both combine to excellent effect. Why not have a browse at the following images direct from our Instagram account and let us know what you think? You can also follow us at @microscopesuk to keep up to date with more amazing pictures.

MC Gloeotrichia DG

 

This is Gloeotrichia, a member of the Cyanobacterial group of the Nostocaceae family. It looks a little like a Dandelion close up, don’t you think?  You can find it in many different remote lakes all around the world – although watch out, as it does contain some toxins. That said, we are sure you will agree it looks incredible under the focus of a microscope.

 

CD mitosis, whitefish Ana-metaphase BPh

 

This image is of mitosis in Whitefish. Mitosis is the process of cells dividing – one of the earliest processes of life itself occurring. It’s a special photo in many ways as every living thing on the planet goes through this process at some point. The blastula of whitefish is often used by scientists to study cell division – although the tip of an onion is also common.

 

F Fossil coral Pol PS

 

This spectacular image is of fossil coral. Fossil coral was a natural gemstone created by corals of a long time ago, so there’s a direct link to the planet’s ancient history. The beautiful oranges and purples are striking, both under the microscope and to the eye.

 

 

 

PPR Elphidium crispum, 2mm

 

The image to the left is of Elphidium Crispum. It’s a genus of foraminiferan protozoa. You can find examples near coastlines all over the world, and it makes for a stunning image under the microscope. They are a beautiful sight, don’t you think?

 

 

PPFl Volvox 6

 

This spectacular image is of fossil coral. Fossil coral was a natural gemstone created by corals of a long time ago, so there’s a direct link to the planet’s ancient history. The beautiful oranges and purples are striking, both under the microscope and to the eye.

 

 

MAT Sodium thiosulphate Pol

 

We love this picture of sodium thiosulphate. It’s an inorganic compound that dissolves in water, although the image above is in a solid state. Not only is it incredibly beautiful, but it’s also one of the most important medications for even the most basic of health systems.

 

 

 

AR Brachionus DIC 350um

 

Another stunning image here, this time of brachionus. It’s a planktonic rotifer that you will find in freshwater, as well as salty and alkaline water. Brachionus is used in many different toxicology tests as they are particularly sensitive to toxins. They can often be found in larval fish hatcheries as a source of food.

 

 

We hope you have enjoyed looking at some of our most popular Instagram images. As you can see, the world of microscopes can produce some stunning results. Make sure you follow us @MicroscopesUK on Instagram for more!