Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) cells from a human mouth. The many blebs (lumps) and microvilli (small projections) on the cells' surfaces are typical of cancer cells. ~ Our World Through A Microscope
Bdelloidea are microscopic aquatic animals that are related to roundworms, found in freshwater and moist soil. Interestingly, a male has never been observed within the species; females reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis (without fertilization).
Using a Scanning Electron Microscope, retired scientific photographer Steve Gschmeissner magnifies insects by up to a million times. A coloured scanning electron micrograph of the head of a human flea (Pulex irritans).
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the varied underside of a leaf from a rice plant (Oryza sp. Leaves have a wide variety of specialised surface structures, such as trichomes (not seen), stomata (pores) and oil glands.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a resin cast of the retina. Blood vessels (red, purple) radiate out from the optic disc (yellow). The optic disc is the area where the optic nerve and blood vessels enter the eye.