Diatoms Micrographs By Paul Hargreaves and Faye Darling: Objects presented in these amazing pictures may seem alien, but in reality, all of these are many times enlarged cells of living organisms - diatoms. Oceanographer Paul Hargreaves has used an electron microscope to photograph these creatures, and the artist Fay Darling retouched images using special computer programs. [16 Shots]
1. This picture may look like a picture of Salvador Dali's "Face of Mae West", but really - this is done with an electron microscope image of a diatom species - a tiny one-celled sea creatures invisible to the naked eye.
2. This is a picture dinoflagellate - we see Loin algae Protoceratium reticulatum ..
3. Dr. Paul Hargreaves and Fay Darling called dinoflagellates that "MiroMira2, although they are likely to resemble a pair of cupcakes.
4. A creature similar to the steam iron, although the authors called this picture "Jewel of Tibet".
5. Here's another shot taken with an electron microscope and computer retouching, which shows the silicon diatom algae.
6. This photograph Dr. Paul Hargrivers and Faye Darling called the "Peanut opal.
7. This photograph, they dubbed the Blue Turtles ".
9. This being the authors dubbed "Curve Leg.
10. Specially tinted cell diatom genus Entomoneis.
11. Images of dinoflagellates. Outbreaks of their populations can often cause "red tides".
12. The structure of the merged dinaflogillyata and diatoms.
14. Structure called "Rose of the Winds.
15. Diatom - kind of algae or phytoplankton, the average size of which usually make up about 50.8 micrometers. These chips existed long before the dinosaurs.