31 Oct '16, 11am

Brilliant photos of little life-forms are taken with a laser-scanning microscope

Brilliant photos of little life-forms are taken with a laser-scanning microscope

Beauty is in the details. After all, if what is seen in nature with the naked eye is already pretty spectacular, imagine seeing what''s hidden at the microscopic level. Well, that's why neurobiologist and photographer Dr. Igor Siwanowicz is passionate about capturing close-up images of things like slug moth caterpillars, oak lace bugs and dragonfly necks. His brilliantly coloured photos, taken with a special microscope, reveal an awe-inspiring world showing the complexity of these diminutive life-forms. As Siwanowicz tells Wired : I first laid hands on my microscope only three years ago, when I changed fields. I used to work as a biochemist, but I decided that neurobiology was more in tune with my naturalist approach. Plus they have these cool toys: confocal laser-scanning microscopes. © Igor Siwanowicz © Igor Siwanowicz Yes, the cool toys of science! The confocal laser-sc...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/laser-scanning...

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