The Universe is a truly magical place, and you don’t even have to go to space to realize that. You might think you know everything that goes on around you, but that’s simply not true. Check out the microscopic universe, with all kinds of treasures and monsters in it. These are all images as seen through a microscope, at a scale that you couldn’t see any other way.

A wood ant, with a microchip held in its mandibles


A micro-crack in steel


Butterfly eggs placed on a raspberry plant


The E.coli bacteria on lettuce


Household dust


A combination of long hair, cat fur, wool fibres, insect remains, synthetic fibres and pollen grain.

Needle and thread