19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Arrangement of diatoms, 1.5 mm in diameter under the microscope.

The photo is a microscopic image of an arrangement of diatoms. These algae provide 20% of worlds oxygen and are very beautiful despite their miniscule size. I just had to try arranging them microscopically which is an old artform. This is the result.

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Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Germany
Copyright: © Jan Rosenboom