Pollen Magnified in an Electron Microscope

This is wild and beautiful and sexy! I saw these images in National Geographic, too.

A Swiss scientist named Martin Oeggerli, who uses the name Micronaut for his art, uses a Scanning Electron Microscope in his cellar to capture images of pollen grains.

I tried to teach my younger brother the facts of life, many many moons ago, by telling him about pollination. It didn’t work! I had the encyclopedia out so I had some pictures, but nothing like Mr. Oeggerli’s photos…that must have been my problem. After 30 minutes of no understanding, my boyfriend called, told me to put my brother on the phone and spent about 10 seconds explaining it to him. You don’t want to know how he worded his explanation.

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