Electron microscopes are powerful. They are able to magnify up to 10,000,000x, and also 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 really terrifying. Either way, these are some of the most amazing things seen under electron microscopes….

1Human Eyelashes

2Head Lice

3Spider Skin

4Enteric-Coated Drug-Delivery Capsule

5A Pineapple Leaf

6The Sticky Section of a Post-It-Note

7A Human Sweat Pore

8The Surface of an Old Penny


10An Ant Carrying a Microchip

11Salt & Pepper

12Raw Sugar Crystals

13A Tardigrade

14A Flea



17Orange Juice


19A Banana

20Blue Bottle Fly Larvae


22A Chicken Embryo

23A Hydrothermal Worm

24Ear Wax Secretion

25Toothbrush Bristles

26Filament of a Tungsten Lightbulb

27A Gecko’s Foot


29A 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?

Dan Pearce | The Single Dad Laughing Blog