Blooming botanical portraits
Flower pictures by contemporary flower photographers and keen amateur gardeners present anything and everything to do with flowers and gardens.
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.
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.
A collection of rights managed plant and flower images from Vaughan Fleming. These photos show the elegant beauty of Orbea Ciliata flower, symmetry of the Cleistocactus sp.cactus and the vibrant colours of the Cockscomb flower and many more.
Throughout history people have used medicinal herbs and plants to treatment ailments such as snakebites, fevers or burns. Today these can serve as an alternative to modern medicine. With their ability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds, or phytochemicals, many have beneficial effects on long-term health when consumed by humans. View a selection of our medicinal flower images here.