This photograph may resemble the geological strata of an alien world, but it's actually dozens of layers of paint. Natasha K. Loeblich of the Architectural Research Department of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation photographed a cross-section of the wall paints on an 18th-century theater at 100 times magnification,…
The black mastiff bat (Molossus rufus) grows to be about 30 grams, but these little guys are just embryos, their bodies hairless, their eyes closed, and playing inadvertent tribute to two of the three wise monkeys.
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.
When you're looking at the world through a microscope, appearances can be deceptive. Vegetables look like minerals, and tiny creatures look like alien invaders. Just check out the incredibly gorgeous winners of this year's Nikon Small World microphotography competition.
Yes, that's an apple floating in zero gravity. This is just one of a bunch of arresting images that just went online. Nikon sent a high-res SLR camera aboard the International Space Station with NASA's astronauts. More pics below.