Science Images | Online Library by PSmicrographs
If you are looking for stock science images then you’ve come to the right place!PSmicrographs is a specialist science photo library containing high quality scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) and photo micrographs. We employ our own in-house digital scanning electron microscope and light microscopes, both equipped with dedicated digital capturing facilities. Our science images are used widely in all forms of modern media for educational, scientific, corporate and general interest purposes and we are now producing SEM videos material to meet a growing demand. The library also has an extensive collection of natural history photographs.
Human Red and White Blood Cells Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of human blood showing red and white cells. Magnification x5167 at an image size of 10 cm wide
Fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) Science Image
Description:Fruit fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) on an apple. Its compound eyes (red) are seen and its wings are outstretched. Fruit flies are widely used in genetic experiments, particularly in mutation experiments, because they reproduce rapidly and their genetic systems are well understood. Magnification: x20 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
Peppermint oil glands (Mentha piperita) Science Image
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a corolla petal from the peppermint plant (Mentha piperita), showing oil (yellow) above its oil glands. Magnification: x210 at 5x7cm size. x525 at 5x7 inch size.
Human chromosomes SEM Science Image
Description:Group of human chromosomes, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Magnification x7000 at 10cm wide.
Large white butterfly scent scale SEM Science Image
Description:Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) scent scale (androconium), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Androconia (plural) of the male large white butterfly, have the function of disseminating pheromones to attract a mate. This scent scale is shown as green. Magnification x1628 at 10cm wide.
Paramecium sp. protozoa (SEM) Science Image
Description:Paramecium protozoa. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Paramecium sp. protozoa. These single-celled organisms are aquatic, being found in freshwater habitats. They are covered in cilia, short hair-like structures used for swimming and for wafting food along the oral groove into the oral cavity ("mouth") seen in this micrograph at centre. Magnification: x2580 (x640 at 10cm width).
Water Bear or Tardigrade Science Image
Description:Water bear (or tardigrade). Scanning electron micrograph of a water bear (echiniscus granulatus). These tiny invertebrates live in coastal waters and freshwater habitats, as well as semi-aquatic terrestrial habitats like damp moss. They require water to obtain oxygen by gas exchange. In dry conditions, they can enter a cryptobiotic tun (or barrel) state of dessication to survive. Water bears feed on plant and animal cells and are found throughout the world, from the tropics to the cold polar waters. When in the dessicated state they can survive extreme environments including up to 10 days in the vacuum of space and are classed as extremeophiles. Magnification x2100 (x520 at 10cm wide).
"Salvinia Effect" of Salvinia natans Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph of leaf detail of Salvinia natans, a floating fern type plant which has superhydrophobic trichomes or hairs on the upper side of its leaves. Each of these eggbeater shaped hairs exhibits a hydrophilic tip on the top of each hydrophobic hair. The combination of a hydrophobic surface with hydrophilic tips is called the "Salvinia Effect". These air retaining surfaces are of great interest, particularly with regards to fuel consumption when applied to ships having to overcome friction produced by the drag of water on their hulls. This drag could be reduced dramatically with the "Salvinia Effect", a layer of air between the ship's hull and the water, saving vast amounts of fuel. A suggested estimated saving of 20 million tons of oil per year for just a 10% decrease in drag for shipping alone. Magnification: x405 (x100 at 10cm wide)
Ash Tree Open Stoma (Fraxinus excelsior) Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph (sem) of a open stoma on an ash tree leaf (Fraxinus excelsior). Stomata are pores that open and close in order to regulate gas exchange in a plant. A stoma comprises a pore, the aperture of which is controlled by a pair of specialised cells known as guard cells. These cells swell to close the pore and shrink to open it. Stomata are found mainly on the underside of leaves. Magnification x8470 (x2084 at 10cm wide).
A Pseudoscorpion Challenge (SEM) Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Pseudoscorpions (Lamprochernes nodosus). These diminutive predators belong to the Order Pseudoscorpionida of the Class Arachnida and are related to spiders, mites and true scorpions. They are a common synanthropic species of compost and manure heaps. Their menacing stance gives the animal a scorpion-like appearance from which they derive their name. At the front of the body are two powerful, usually venomous, articulated pincer-like claws or pedipalps used for catching prey, fighting, manipulating material for nest building and mating. Pseudoscorpions are aggressive hunters and strict carnivores. They are also aggressive towards each other and if in close enough proximity will readily attack. Magnification x100 (x25 at 10cm wide)
Sycamore Leaf Stoma (Acer pseudoplatanus) Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph (sem) of a sycamore leaf stoma (Acer pseudoplatanus). Stomata are pores that open and close in order to regulate gas exchange in a plant. A stoma comprises a pore, the aperture of which is controlled by a pair of specialised cells known as guard cells. These cells swell to close the pore and shrink to open it. Stomata are found mainly on the underside of leaves. This micrograph also clearly shows the wax platelets that cover the leaves. Magnification x6100 (x1500 at 10cm wide).
Oak Leaf Epidermis (Quercus robur) Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph (sem) of the epidermis of an oak leaf (Quercus robur) showing stomata and trichomes. Stomata are pores that open and close in order to regulate gas exchange in a plant. A stoma comprises a pore, the aperture of which is controlled by a pair of specialised cells known as guard cells. These cells swell to close the pore and shrink to open it. Stomata are found mainly on the underside of leaves. Trichomes are hair-like epidermal attachments of varying shape, structure and function. The star shaped trichome is of a stellate structure and is very different to the 3 dehydrated uniseriate trichomes. Magnification x1830 (x450 at 10cm wide)
Springtail Scale (order Collembola) Science Image
Description:Scanning electron micrograph (sem) of a Springtail scale (order Collembola, genus Podura). Springtails are wingless primitive insects that have existed for millions of years unchanged and are considered to be living fossils. They have an ability to flick their tails downwards which causes them to spring into the air to avoid predators. Magnification x13880 (3415 at 10cm wide)
About Scanning Electron MicrographsWe specialise in stock images and science images using a scanning electron microscope (sem) by which we produce scanning electron micrographs. All our stock photos and sem images are produced to a high quality. Electron micrographs take us into a realm unseen by the human eye. Electron microscope images can record detail of insects, plants and microscopic flora and fauna which normally cannot be seen. Our scanning electron microscope images of chromosomes and blood are second to none.
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