Year’s Best Biological Photos Capture the Artistry of Science and Photos by Igor Siwanowicz

 Photos by Igor Siwanowicz Photographer and neurobiologist Igor Siwanowicz captures the striking complexity of insects using a laser-scanning microscope. “His brilliantly colored images show the tree-like structures of moth antennas, the wild details of barnacle legs, and the otherworldly shapes of plant spores. The photos are made with a confocal laser-scanning microscope capable of ‘seeing’ … Continue reading Year’s Best Biological Photos Capture the Artistry of Science and Photos by Igor Siwanowicz

Shooting Sea Fireflies Lighting Up the Rocks On a Japanese Beach

Shooting Sea Fireflies Lighting Up the Rocks On a Japanese Beach This series of images was made using bio-luminescent shrimp as the blue light source. It was photographed in Okayama, Japan, which is home to these rare and beautiful creatures.  The bio-luminescent shrimp are scientifically known as Vargula hilgendorfii, but are more commonly referred to … Continue reading Shooting Sea Fireflies Lighting Up the Rocks On a Japanese Beach