That, ladies and gentlemen, is a teeny tiny water flea magnified 100 times. Isn’t it cute? I think she’s batting her eyelashes at me.
It’s so weird and cool that you can see inside its body. This shot is one of the winners of the Nikon Small World photomicrography contest (that means pics taken down the lens of a microscope). I wrote about our favorites for New Scientist. Go check them out.