Radiolaria. High quality vintage art reproduction by Buyenlarge. One of many rare and wonderful images brought forward in time. I hope they bring you pleasure each and every time you look at them.
Photomicrograph of a radiolarian taken at X1500 by using a scanning electron microscope. Radiolarians are single cell marine micro organisms and are found only in sea water usually at the mouth of rivers. The skeleton test) pictured here is composed of silica (SiO2).
These beautiful things are Volvox, a genus of chlorophytes, a type of green algae. They form spherical colonies of up to 50,000 cells, and live in a variety of freshwater habitats.