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Artistic arrangements of microscopic algae viewed through a microscope.

Diatoms are the best and that’s all there is to it.

Microscapes.  These alien-looking landscapes are created under the microscope, using multiple exposure photography techniques.  That top image, the one that looks like the moon over a cliff, is really:

A multiple (3) exposure of recrystallized sulfur, the microscope field diaphragm defocused with a yellow filter (the moon), and a stretched polyethylene baggy (the sky).

Go figure.

(via Explore Blog)

Miniature crown made of diatoms and butterfly scales, by someone very patient in 18th century Paris.

Miniature crown made of diatoms and butterfly scales, by someone very patient in 18th century Paris.