Life is a real miracle, for us as well as for all other creatures on earth.

These amazing images show a whole new world, one you may find it terrifying, fascinating, exciting, or a mix of all three! The photographs were captured using different kinds of microscopes and showing details you’d never notice with the human eye.

1. Chicken Embryo

Chicken embryo

Tomas Pais de Azevedo/Nikon / Via asia.cnet.com

2. Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Oliver Meckes / Via Flickr: fei_company

3. Shark Skin (left) and the Foot of a Fly (right)

Shark skin

(via Reddit/ImNotjesus and EurekAlert)

4. Spider Eyes

Spider eyes

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 5. A high-Chromium, Nickel-Based Alloy

The photo shows the surface, which was etched to reveal faceted crystallographic planes at regions of localized microstructural damage.

high-chromium, nickel-based alloy

 (via Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

 6. A Maggot

Maggot

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7. Steel

Steel

 (via sofarfromcaring)

8. A Wasp’s Head

A wasp’s head

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9. A Swollen Tick

Swollen tick

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 10. Water Mite

Water mite

 Nicole Ottawa / Via Flickr: fei_company

11. Butterfly

Butterfly

Jeff Smallwood / Via geeklens.blogspot.com

12. Eyelash Mite

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EYE OF SCIENCE/SPL/BARCROFT MEDIA/LANDOV

13. Your Tooth

Your tooth

David Gregory & Debbie Marshall / Via wellcomeimages.org

14. Butterfly Eggs on a Raspberry Plant

Butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant

(via DSLRimagery)

15. Kleptoparasitic Bee

Cleptoparasitic Bee

Jerome Rozen and Glenn Hall / Via bioone.org

16. Moth Wing

moth wing

(via Reddit/Dahaka11)

17. Mosquito Eyes

Mosquito eyes

Oliver Meckes / Via fei.com

18. Embryonic Zebrafish

Embryonic Zebrafish

(via FEI Company)

19. The Face of an Ant

The face of an ant

Stephen Lyth / Via Flickr: st-stev

20. Another Mite

mite

(via Wikimedia Commons)

21. An Ant’s “Tail”

An ants behind

Stephen Lyth / Via Flickr: st-stev

22. Green Chloroplasts (in which photosynthesis happens) in a plant cell

green chloropasts in the plant cells

(via BASF)

23. Leg of a Gecko

Leg of a Gecko

(via Reddit/soupyhands)

24. Abdomen of a Mosquito

Abdomen of a mosquito

(via Matt the monkey)

25. Needle and thread

Needle and thread

(via Reddit/scott4316)

26. Tadpole

Tadpole

David Spears / Via dailymail.co.uk

27. Hydrothermal Worm

Hydrothermal worm

Philippe Crassous / Via fei.com

28. Water Bear

Water bear

Oliver Meckes / Via Flickr: 42609230@N04

29. A Micro-Crack in Steel

For the record, all electron microscope images are without color: the “earth tones” in this one are not actually on the original image.

The same is true for the other images in this text taken with an electron microscope. Colors are added to help you understand what is what.

A micro-crack in steel

(via imgur)

30. Your Eyelashes

eyelashes

EYE OF SCIENCE/SPL/BARCROFT MEDIA/LANDOV

31. A Head Louse Clinging to a Human Hair

A head lice clinging to a human hair

EYE OF SCIENCE/SPL/BARCROFT MEDIA/LANDOV

32. Marijuana bud

Marijuana

(via Imgur)

33. Head of an Ant

Head of an ant

Via barefootmarley.tumblr.com

34. A Marine Worm

Marine worm

(via fStoppers)

35. Household Dust

Household dust

(via DSLRimagery)

36. Beard Hairs under an electron microscope: cut with a razor (left) and electric shaver (right)

Beard hairs

(via Reddit/schematicboy)

37. Human Fingernail

Human fingernail

EYE OF SCIENCE/SPL/BARCROFT MEDIA/LANDOV

38. A llama’s Eye

A llama’s eye

Suren Manvelyan