Do you remember learning about the amazingly named “Wee Beasties” in 7th Grade science class…looking at nasty pond water under a microscope and seeing a vibrant world of creatures furiously swimming around? It blew my mind.
Dutch photographer Wim van Egmond has created the Micropolitan Museum of Microscopic Art Forms, (a division of The Institute for the Promotion of the Less than One Millimetre), which celebrates the beauty in microscopic organisms. He collects his ‘models’ from all different types of water – ponds, city puddles, the ocean, etc. All of his images were captured using a standard light microscope – these are some of the best: