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Amazing Skies [pics]

Microscopic Photographs of the Unseen Life. Wow.

1) Specimen: Frontal section of Harvestman/Daddy longlegs eyes

Specimen: Frontal section of Phalangium opilio (Harvestman/Daddy longlegs) eyes

2) Solitary Coral

Solitary coral

3) Red Alga

red alga

4) Eye of a common blue damselfly

Eye of a common blue damselfly

5) Adhesive pad of the first leg of a beetle

Adhesive pad of the first leg of a beetle

6) Weevil

weevil

7) Cyanobacteria on rice plant roots

Cyanobacteria on rice plant roots

8) Mouse Retina

mouse retina

9) Arabidopsis thaliana Seeding

Arabidopsis thaliana

10) Ctenoid scale of a sole

Ctenoid scale of a sole

11) Wing scales of Sunset moth

Wing scales of Sunset moth

12) Yellow Dung Fly

Yellow dung fly

13) Azalea lace bug

Azalea lace bug

14) Black Fly

Black fly

15) Head and thorax of an Argentine ant

Head and thorax of an Argentine ant

16) Diatom

Diatom

Here are a few amazing shots from the previous year winners:

1) 2009 – Water Flea

Water Flea

2) 2008 – “Fairy Fly” Wasp

"Fairy Fly" Wasp

3) 2007 – Mitosis Spindle

Mitotic Spindle

4) 2006 – Zinnia Flower Primordium

Zinnia Flower Primordium

Need more? Check out 40 Breathtaking Closeup Photographs of Animals