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The Glass Forest

Diatoms are tiny creatures, but they play a big role in creating breathable air; they produce as much as 40% of the world's oxygen. To create this image, a scanning electron microscope was used to capture these images of the diatom Licmophora ehrenbergii from the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy.

Visit Website | Image credit: Mario De Stefano, The Second University of Naples