30 of the Most Amazing Images from Electron Microscopes

Electron microscopes are powerful. They are able to magnify up to 10,000,000x, and thus can show us details of objects and life around us that aren’t seen by the naked eye.

And as it turns out… When things can be magnified that much, they either get really fascinating or overly terrifying. Either way, these are some of the most amazing things I’ve seen under electron microscopes….

Human Eyelashes

Head Lice

Head Lice

Spider Skin

Spider Skin

Enteric-Coated Drug-Delivery Capsule

A Pineapple Leaf

The Sticky Section of a Post-It-Note

A Human Sweat Pore

The Surface of an Old Penny


An Ant Carrying a Microchip

Salt & Pepper

Raw Sugar Crystals

A Tardigrade

A Flea



Orange Juice


A Banana

Blue Bottle Fly Larvae


A Chicken Embryo

A Hydrothermal Worm

Ear Wax Secretion

Toothbrush Bristles

Filament of a Tungsten Lightbulb

A Gecko’s Foot


A Mosquito


I don’t know about you, but I could look at images from electron microscopes all day long. I’ve got another one coming soon, so stay tuned. And… Which one was your favorite?