The hidden beauty of flowers: Microscopic images

The hidden beauty of flowers: Microscopic images

The hidden beauty of flowers: Microscopic images

Written by Bella Dalima

08 May, 2014 | 5:01 pm

Flowers in bloom are one of the great joys of spring, but when viewed under a colour scanning electron microscope (SEM), they reveal an even greater surreal, alien-like beauty.

From rose petals to arnica stigmas, and hibiscus stamens to pollen grains, a German photographer has captured the images with the help of a biologist from the German microscopy team at Eye of Science.

The process of preparing the flowers to be photographed takes days of meticulous drying and coating in order to capture the beauty without the samples disintegrating.

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