The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo captured using the Confocal technique at 20 times magnification.
Live newborn lynx spiderlings shot using Reflected Light, Figer Optics and Image Stacking Techniques at six times magnification.
Up close and personal
Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue) captured with the Structured Illumination Microsopy (SIM) technique at 63 times magnification.
Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green) imaged using the Confocal technique at 1500 times magnification.
Cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine, Spain in the Transmitted Light technique at 18 times magnification.
Coming in for a landing
Cosmarium sp. (desmid) near a Sphagnum sp. leaf in the Polarized Light technique at 100 times magnification.
Eye organ of a Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) third-instar larvae pictured in the Confocal technique at 60 times magnification.
Pleurobrachia sp. (sea gooseberry) larva in the Differential Interference Contrast technique at 500 times magnification.
Myrmica sp. (ant) carrying its larva captured using Reflected Light and Image Stacking Techniques at five times magnification.
A brittle star imaged using Stereomicroscopy and Darkfield techniques at eight times magnification.
Single optical section through the tip of the gut of a Drosophila melanogaster larva expressing a reporter for Notch signaling pathway activity (green), and stained with cytoskeletal (red) and nuclear (blue) markers captured using the Confocal technique at 25 times magnification.