Through the Lens: Things that’ll make you go, oooo!

For the first article in this series, we explored some of the more stomach-churning sights through a microscope. In this article, we’ll delve a bit deeper into some of the most breath-taking sights.

 

A snowflake

If you can catch one, there are few sights as amazing as a snowflake through a microscope. Each one is a perfect, tiny form. They look just like fairy-tale snowflakes.

Snowflake

Image: Electron and Confocal Microscopy Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture.

A fly’s eye

Usually heralded as a bit of a pest, and dirty, a fly isn’t used to a lot of love. But under a microscope, its eye becomes a magnificent scientific marvel.

Fly Eye

Image: Reddit u/SGTMajorFeels

Butterfly Wing

Butterflies are beautiful without any magnification, but under a microscope, they’ll take your breath away.

Butterfly Wing

Vitamin C

Who would have thought a vitamin would look so beautiful. No wonder they make you feel good!

Vitamin C

Image: Reddit u/Flam1n

A Peacock Feather

Another one, whose beauty is exacerbated by magnification – all the iridescent details are captivating.

Peacock Feather

Image: www.thisiscolossal.com