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Microscopic Worlds Photography

Most of living creatures on Earth are incredible small, so are invisible to our eyes; using microscopes with sophisticated lightning and contrasting techniques Daniel Stoupin is bringing the amazing microscopic worlds before our eyes.

A water flea (Ceriodaphnia) in polarized light. The size of the crustacean is about 0.5 mm 

A ceriodaphnia with internal parts visible

C freshwater copepod in polarized light. Notice that bright white bands are muscles and fibrillar structures, polarized light microscopy illuminates fibrillar structures this way. The size of the animal is roughly 1mm

Cyclops, a freshwater copepod visible in polarized light. Size of the crustacean is about 0.5 mm

Polyphemus pediculus, a freshwater predatory water flea. The size of crustacean is about 0.5 mm

The eye of a water flea (Polyphemus pediculus)

An ostracod, freshwater crustacean whose body is encased in a shell. The size of the animal is about 0.6 mm

Head of a mosquito larva (Culex sp.) in polarized light. The bright white bands in the head are muscles that move the mouth parts

A whole mosquito larva (Culex sp.) visible in polarized light. The size of the insect is about 1 cm


A hydra (freshwater cnidarian). A single shot, not a stack


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