Photomicrography Reveals The World’s Smallest Wonders



At first glance, this image looks like a lovely painting of mystical trees done by a fine artist, but it is actually a microscopic image of the human tongue. The human tongue has a large number of nerves and blood vessels that the naked eye is unable to see. For this particular image, the tongue vessels were injected with lead chromate, a chemical compound with a yellow color (which is also used to create yellow paint) in order to highlight the vessels. Taken by Frank Reiser from Nassau, the photomicrograph received an honorable mention in the Nikon competition.