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Microscale level of a community of diatoms, unicellular algae

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Winner from the 2008 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge presented in the Sept. 26, 2008 issue of Science.

The winning photography entry, "Glass Forest," depicts at the microscale level a community of diatoms, unicellular algae characterized by a peculiar glass-like cell wall, attached to the basal segment of a marine invertebrate and captured by Scanning Electron Microscope.

Credit: Maria De Stefano, The Second University of Naples

 
 

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