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Things Visible and Invisible

Thanks to microscopy, digital photography, and the Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, creation which was once invisible is now visible to us in stunning color and detail.  The Olympus Bioscapes contest with its extraordinary images was initiated by Olympus, the camera company, in 2004.

O LORD, how manifold are thy works!  In wisdom hast thou made them all;  the earth is full of thy creatures.  Yonder is the sea, great and wide, which teems with things innumerable, living things both small and great.  Psalm 104:24-25

 

Check out this year’s winner, a carnivorous water plant:

 A humped bladderwort Utricularia gibba, aquatic carnivorous plant, with single-cell organisms inside.
A humped bladderwort Utricularia gibba, aquatic carnivorous plant, with single-cell organisms inside. CLICK to see larger image.

 

or my personal favorite, coming in 9th place,

 Head and legs of a caddisfly larva: Sericostoma sp., a benthic macroinvertebrate that can be used for freshwater biomonitoring; because it is relatively sensitive to organic pollution and dies if water is dirty, it is a good indicator of water quality.
Head and legs of a caddisfly larva: Sericostoma sp., a benthic macroinvertebrate. CLICK to see larger image.

You can enjoy the whole gallery winners and honorable mentions by clicking here.  Other photos of this year’s winning photographer, Dr. Igor Siwanowicz,  can be found here.

 “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible…”  Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, 381 AD