Blooming botanical portraits
Flower pictures by contemporary flower photographers and keen amateur gardeners present anything and everything to do with flowers and gardens.
This is a collection of coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) images of a pollen grains. Pollen grains are the male sex cells of a flowering plant. Their characteristic surface is used by botanists to recognise and classify plants. Pollen in plants is used for transferring male genetic material from the anther of a single flower to the stigma of another in cross-pollination.
Science Photo Library has a wide collection of Royalty Free flower stock images. In this gallery you can view SEMs (scanning electron micrographs) of pollen grains, pictures of a range of fruit and vegetables, seedlings and plant research.
These colourful and intriguing light micrograph images all show green algae under the microscope. Algae is large and diverse, it ranges from a one-celled organism to a diatom. Some green algae is unicellular and green from the chlorophyl. And it produces between 70-80% of the Earth’s oxygen!
Light microscopy (or photomicrography) is essentially placing a camera at the focus of a regular microscope working with visible light. Specimens are typically sliced extremely thinly and mounted on glass slides. Structures within the specimen may be highlighted by a combination of optical techniques or by staining with coloured or fluorescent dyes. View these intriguing royalty free and rights managed images here.