A Golden Retrjeve. A Golden Retriever made friends with 8 birds and a hamster.
A butterfly wing
Douglas Clark of San Francisco, California submitted to Nikon Small World 2011 competition this image of the dried wing scales of a butterfly (Cethosia biblis) in incandescent light.
Orange and purple micro-fauna
Human vessels in the head
A larva in the ocean. Psoroptes bovis | Christian Gautier | Nikon Small World
Liquid poly(dimethylsiloxane) flowing over epoxy posts
The surface of an olive tree leaf showing stomata and surrounding trichome scales ( 'hairs' that resemble umbrellas ) that provide shade and recycle water which is lost during transpiration through the stomata.
Connochaetes taurinus running - Encyclopedia of Life
Alan Jaras: Bending Light (These are analog images of the refraction patterns of a beam of light passing through various transparent objects. The image is captured directly on to film, no camera lens is used)
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the end of the abdomen of a small tropical bee, showing the barbed stinger (needle-like).