Magnified sugar crystals resemble stained glass as each crystal captures light at a different angle. To get the image, photographer Victor Boswell dissolved sugar in water and let the mixture evaporate and crystallize on a microscope slide.
What do you see in this image – a head of lettuce? The inside of a rose? The reality is far less romantic, but that makes it all the more fascinating. It’s a SEM (Scanning Electron Micrograph) of a human sweat pore, opening onto the surface of human skin.