Image: Microscopic Spaceship - Babette Auzins

Microscopic Spaceship - Babette Auzins

To take this photo I used an Olympus EH phase Contrast Microscope, with a Nikon Coolpix 5000 Digital camera that has a remote control to make life easier. This is a Nauplius, a microscopic crustacean. It is very hard to take a photo of it. Because they are living creatures they move and go in and out of focus. It took a while for me following it with a microscope stage, taking a photo each time it stopped for a moment. Against the black background its looks like something from outer space.
 

Photographer:
Babette Auzins
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