When humans finally give up on this world and return to the sea, we’re going to have to learn to dive deep. To do that, we may need to borrow a few genes from the humble copepod, and pack ourselves with fat.
The beauty of microphotography is seeing the universe in an incredibly small space. There are strange creatures and startling vistas — like this 20x portrait of green lacewig larva, taken by Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology.
...is also the fastest, and one of the smallest: The 1-millimeter long copepod is, pound for pound, the beefiest beast in the animal kingdom.