Beetle head on

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A few nice scanning electron microscope images I found:

Beetle head on
scanning electron microscope
Image by MuseumWales
Head on view of the beetle Chlorophorus varius.

Even small beetles can have frightening characteristics when viewed up close and head on! This specimen is only a few centimetres in body length.
Image: James Turner, Amgueddfa Cymru.

Discover more of these remarkable images on the Up Close With Nature online gallery on ‘Rhagor’, the collections based website from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

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Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
scanning electron microscope
Image by ZEISS Microscopy
This microscopic look at human blood reveals that nearly half of our blood is composed of red blood cells. These lozenge-shaped cells have the all-important role of delivering oxygen to our tissues. T cells (orange) are an essential part of the immune system. Platelets (green), the smallest blood cells, clump together into clots to stanch bleeding after an injury. Image courtesy of Dennis Kunkel, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. Part of the exhibit Life:Magnified by ASCB and NIGMS. www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/life-magnified/Pages/default….

Skin cell (keratinocyte)
scanning electron microscope
Image by ZEISS Microscopy
This normal human skin cell was treated with a growth factor that triggered the formation of specialized protein structures that enable the cell to move. We depend on cell movement for such basic functions as wound healing and launching an immune response. Image courtesy of Torsten Wittmann, University of California, San Francisco. Part of the exhibit Life:Magnified by ASCB and NIGMS. www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/life-magnified/Pages/default….

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