Continuing my love of microscopic photography, I bring you …a butterfly's tongue…so very beautiful and wondrous. The tip of a butterfly tongue viewed in polarized light by Stephen S. Nagy, M. from Helena, Montana. (Stephen S. Nagy, M.
structure of a butterfly wing Structure of a butterfly wing Courtesy of Thierry Thomasset Image Details Instrument used: XL SEM Family Magnification: Horizontal Field Width: Vacuum: HiVac Voltage: 10 kV Spot: 3 Working Distance: 10 mm Detector: SED
Image: David Gregory & Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images This is what a colour-enhanced image of the inner surface of your lung looks like. The hollow cavities are alveoli; this is where gas exchange occurs with the blood.
This awesome creature (yes, this really is a living thing, not a piece of candy or glass) is a Jewel Caterpillar (Acraga coa) spotted by naturalist and photographer Gerardo Aizpuru near Cancun, Mexico.
Under the Microscope: "The Adonis blue butterfly is rare because it's choosy. It lays its eggs (like the one above) only on horseshoe vetch, a European perennial. What's more, it looks for patches cropped by rabbits that allow easy landing.