All these pictures are from the book ‘ Microcosmos’, created by Brandon Brill from London. This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye.

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A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip

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Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin

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The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip

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The surface of a strawberry

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Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue

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Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells

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The nylon hooks and loops of velcro

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Household dust which includes long hairs such as cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains

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The weave of a nylon stocking

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The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth

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The head of a mosquito

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A human head louse clinging to a hair

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The eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a Mexican red-kneed tarantula

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Cut hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades

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Cigarette paper

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The corroded surface of a rusty metal nail

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The head of a Romanesco cauliflower

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The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus

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Mushrooms spores

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A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant

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Fimbriae of a Fallopian tube

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A daisy bud

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Calcium phosphate crystal

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The shell of a Foraminiferan