Anglerfish Ovary & Microscopic Photography

By Michael Gakuran | | Bioluminescence | 20 Comments |

Ever seen what the ovary of that bioluminescent deep sea monstrosity the anglerfish looks like? How about the mouth of a sea urchin, oral surface of a starfish or a freshwater dinoflagellate? Dig into this collection of microscopic photographs that show just how much we’re really not seeing in our lives.

I came across this fantastic collection of photographs as part of the annual Nikon Small World competition. All credit for these beautiful images goes to their respective authors. You can find all the images and sources in the Nikon gallery. Enjoy!


anglerfish-ovary

The ovary of a deep sea anglerfish

anglerfish

And here’s anglerfish resting on a pinkie. Tiny! (Source: Whitman College)

WidderAnglerfishLG

And anglerfish looking fishy. (Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium)

oral-surface-starfish

Here’s the oral surface of a starfish. Be sure to floss now.

lobster-egg

Aww, how cute! A lobster egg. Here, here little eggy…

whole-finch-testicle

By jove! I think that’s a whole finch testicle!

african-clawed-frog-tadpole

African clawed-frog tadpoles. Mmmmm….

drop-of-pond-water

Ugh… And THIS is just what we find in *one* drop of pondwater?

freshwater dinoflagellate

Freshwater dinoflagellate. Not sure about this one, but some forms are bioluminescent!

sea-urchin-mouth

A fiery pit of anemone doom… Or just the mouth orifice.

guppy-fish-embryo

A guppy fish embryo. Can we all say together..? Awwwww….

giant-liposomes

Giant liposomes. Yea, me too… What??

snowflake

A little early, but here’s the first snowflake of the year.

zebrafish-larvae-fluorescent-neurons

A zebrafish larvae with fluorescent neurons. Tasty.

fruit-fly-embryos

And lastly, some fruit-fly embryos that look suspiciously like skittles…

Alrighty! Be sure to check out the full list on the Nikon homepage! Definitely many more freakishly cool pictures there that I missed out ^^.

Oh, and tell me, what was your favourite picture here, and why?

20 comments on “Anglerfish Ovary & Microscopic Photography
  1. gfuytiugfr says:

    Fuuk you!

  2. gfuytiugfr says:

    :O:O:O:O:O:O:O

  3. Oquiet1 says:

    These pictures are amazing! I love the inside of the anemone’s mouth personally. It made me think of what a fish would see if they lived inside of one. =)

  4. Oquiet1 says:

    These pictures are amazing! I love the inside of the anemone’s mouth personally. It made me think of what a fish would see if they lived inside of one. =)

  5. The Envoy says:

    Very interesting images posted by a very interesting mind.

  6. The Envoy says:

    Very interesting images posted by a very interesting mind.

  7. kurahashi says:

    Good evening. My name is Kurahashi. It is a very mysterious image. I liked the image of the snowflake. My wife answered it that the same image liked the first accidentally.
    The Mr. and Mrs. us gets along well very much and is close. (I speak fondly of my sweetheart, and this is a story)

    • Mike says:

      くらはしさん!ブログを観てくれてありがとう!面白いですね、奥さんと同じ写真が好きだなんて!仲がいいですねw BBQは楽しみです!

  8. kurahashi says:

    Good evening. My name is Kurahashi. It is a very mysterious image. I liked the image of the snowflake. My wife answered it that the same image liked the first accidentally.
    The Mr. and Mrs. us gets along well very much and is close. (I speak fondly of my sweetheart, and this is a story)

    • Mike says:

      くらはしさん!ブログを観てくれてありがとう!面白いですね、奥さんと同じ写真が好きだなんて!仲がいいですねw BBQは楽しみです!

  9. Cristina says:

    They’re all so gorgeous! Especially the soap film, even though you haven’t posted that one here, it reminds me of a Klimt painting I saw a long time ago.

    The snowflake is beautiful too. It reminds me that there is a snow system on the way.

  10. Cristina says:

    They’re all so gorgeous! Especially the soap film, even though you haven’t posted that one here, it reminds me of a Klimt painting I saw a long time ago.

    The snowflake is beautiful too. It reminds me that there is a snow system on the way.

  11. Sarah says:

    Love the zebrafish, that’s amazing how you can see its nervous system all lit up (or at least I think it’s the nervous system, I’m not good with biology lol)

  12. SarahXin says:

    Love the zebrafish, that’s amazing how you can see its nervous system all lit up (or at least I think it’s the nervous system, I’m not good with biology lol)

  13. Michiko says:

    wow I love those colours!!

  14. Michiko says:

    wow I love those colours!!

  15. Katie says:

    Wowza, amazing pictures! My favourite is the eggy because it looks absolutely on fire. So much energy concentrated on such a small area – like firefly butts, they just entrance me.

  16. Katie says:

    Wowza, amazing pictures! My favourite is the eggy because it looks absolutely on fire. So much energy concentrated on such a small area – like firefly butts, they just entrance me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Get the Gakuranman Newsletter!

Greetings, fellow Adventurer!

For a limited time, subscribe free and get:

Just enter your name and email below:

Subscribe!