Resources Microscopy Image Galleries

Image Galleries

Differential Interference Contrast Image

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The digital images presented in this gallery represent a wide spectrum of specimens, which vary from unstained cells, tissues, and whole organisms to both lightly and heavily stained thin and thick sections. Rom Shannon H. Neaves, John D. Griffin, and Michael W. Davidson
Source: Olympus America, Inc. 

The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education

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Over 1900 images along with text, tutorials, laboratory exercises, and examination items

Micropolitan Museum

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Award winning microphotographer Wim van Egmond gallery includes stunning images of the finest microscopic masterpieces nature has ever produced.
Source: Wim van Egmond 

Microbial Life - Educational Resources

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Focused on Microbial Life in Extreme Environments this site provides information about the ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms.
Source:  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Algae and Protozoa from the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan

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One of the goals of our lab is to catalogue the various types of freshwater algae found in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. To do this, students of Dr. Gretz's Phycology classes have contributed images taken of samples they collected during their semester long class. Students have also created websites to show their collections and catagorize them by genus.
Source: Algal Cell Walls & Extracellular Polymers Michigan Technological University

Droplet

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A well done website devoted to microscopy of protozoa.

Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery

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Lots of great light microscope images and a Microscapes Primer that includes instructions for setting up a microscope, photomicrography, sample preparation, and creative photomicrography, detailing creating landscape images in polarized light. The What's Cool section of the gallery contains wallpapers that can be used for WWW site backgrounds.
Source: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory  

Nikon Small World

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The Nikon Small World gallery contains winning images from 1977 through the present. Stunning images from the life and materials sciences are organized by photomicrographer, subject, organiztion, technique and country. Images are taken with light microscopes and include many techniques such as polarized light, confocal, 2-photon, super resolution, brightfield and differential interference.

Olympus BioScapes™ Digital Imaging Competition

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Olympus America Inc. is sponsoring an exciting new photo competition that will honor extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects.

micROCKScopica

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Microckscopedia is a collection of stunning micrographs of rocks in thin section taken in polarized light. The photographer Bernardo Cesare is a Professor of petrology. His works have been displayed at mineralogical and scientific exhibits.
Source: Laboratorio Microscopia Elettronica University of Padova

Diatom Images from the California Academy of Sciences

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Microscopists at the California Academy of Sciences are digitizing the collection of diatom which in part will provide global access. CAS collection is one of the largest and most divesre in the world.
Source:  California Academy of Sciences

Gallery of Images from the BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition

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Since 2004 Olympus has sponsored the Bioscapes Digital Imaging competition, for image of any life science subject taken on any brand of light microscope. The images are judge based on the scientific significance of the subject, their beauty, and the technical expertise involved creating and capturing the image.
Source: Olympus America, Inc.