Naples garlic The structure of garlic could be mistaken for exquisite coloured glass. When a tiny stem section is stained with toluidine blue, a dye that builds up in the acidic parts of tissue, nucleic acids show up in blue. The dark spot is a bundle of vascular tissue that carries nutrients and fluids up the stem. The full image is a composite of 55 shots.
Find out more about plants under the microscope in this video from Kew. Plants under the microscope, wood anatomy at Kew Gardens - www.kew.org/video/beneath-the-skin-of-plants/index.htm (Photo Peter Gasson RBG Kew)
I love the detail in this! This is a plant cell. The range of sizes of circles makes it very eye catching and interesting to look at. It makes you want to look closer which makes a great image. Again this could be easily repeated and continued to create a print.
Occupying and connecting. Frei Otto. The image above by Otto supports his argument that human spontaneous networks of urbanity follow similar patterns to ones formed in nature through the structures of leaves, insect colonies or soap bubbles.