Russian photographer Nick Lariontsev captures the surprising beauty of mold growing in this 2009 time-lapse video. He used a clever custom time-lapse camera rig to create the video, as well as this.
"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build.
infinity-imagined: Coccolithophores are microscopic algae that first appeared 220 million years ago, and flourished during the cretaceous period. They constantly remove carbon from the atmosphere as they die and sink to the ocean floor, producing chalk.
Cultures of H. rufa/T. viride and H. viridescens after one wk at
The Microscopic Structures of Dried Human Tears Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher captures tears of grief, joy, laughter and irritation in extreme detail. Fascinating scientific article from the Smithsonian!
Wonderfully repulsive macro photos of decaying vegetables
Estonian artist Heikki Leis has photographed a set of images of rotting fruit and veg (above is a rotting swede).
Black mold, Conidia (asexual spores) are produced on the conidiophores (fruiting structures/sporangia). This genus causes skin infections in burn victims and the fungal lung infection aspergillosis (secondary infection to AIDS). Image by Dr.