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[raises envelope to temple] Human bone cancer. Sea gooseberry larva. Bat embryos. [tears open envelope, blows inside, removes paper, reads] Some of the winners of the 38th Nikon Small World microphotography competition.
posted by Egg Shen (16 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh my god that bat embryo looks like a shy baby dragon.
posted by griphus at 11:16 AM on October 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


You are correct, hyposulfite-breath!
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:17 AM on October 23, 2012


Aww the spiderlings
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:19 AM on October 23, 2012


Whoa, a Carnac the Magnificent gag?!

Are we dating ourselves, or do the cool kids still know who that was?
posted by Naberius at 11:19 AM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wasn't he a regular guest star on "Tonight" with Jimmy Carson?
posted by griphus at 11:24 AM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Love the coral sand (18th).
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:25 AM on October 23, 2012


The process is painstaking and painful, but I'll be damned if histology doesn't still get you some sexy pictures.
posted by maryr at 11:26 AM on October 23, 2012


Single page version.
posted by ryanshepard at 11:31 AM on October 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


> Oh my god that bat embryo looks like a shy baby dragon.

Or a shy baby dragon shaped dildo. Or possibly a very fancy bar of soap. I'm undecided.

Maybe I'm just hungry, but most of them actually look like very expensive candy to me. Except for this one. That one looks like nightmares for a week.
posted by Panjandrum at 11:40 AM on October 23, 2012


Naberius: Whoa, a Carnac the Magnificent gag?! Are we dating ourselves, or do the cool kids still know who that was?

I'm definitely a geezer, and have no idea what the cool kids are hip to.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:51 AM on October 23, 2012


The bat embryos made me think of "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
posted by Lynsey at 12:04 PM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love looking at these, but I really wish the captions were more transparent about which images are pseudocolored and how that was done. For instance, in #3 the colors represent fluorescent stains that were acquired in different channels on a confocal microscope, but other images were pseudocolored after the fact, sometimes for purely artistic effect.
posted by juliapangolin at 12:38 PM on October 23, 2012


Love the coral sand (18th).

Indeed. If one were to obtain the rights to do so, what would be the best (in terms of faithful color-reproduction) way to get a print made of something like this?
posted by psoas at 1:28 PM on October 23, 2012


psoas: "Love the coral sand (18th).

Indeed. If one were to obtain the rights to do so, what would be the best (in terms of faithful color-reproduction) way to get a print made of something like this
"

Probably a high-end, large-format inkjet printer. It's cheaper than you think. And, also, if it's for personal use, you probably don't need to get any rights.

Although, in my opinion, that coral sand cries out to become a wallpaper design.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 2:29 PM on October 23, 2012


that coral sand cries out to become a wallpaper design

Worked well as an album cover too.
posted by Egg Shen at 2:31 PM on October 23, 2012


The ant with its larva is creepy. The larva looks like it's lovingly putting its hairy little arms on the ant's mandibles and smiling.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:36 PM on October 23, 2012


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