The photography universe have gone through leaps and bounds in the last half century, making it possible for us to take images not only of our next door galaxy, but also of the smallest microbes invisible to the naked eye. In this case, a photography art exhibit has documented the backbones of the marine ecosystem, which forms an important part of the origin and evolution of marine life on Earth.
Aside from producing half of the oxygen we breathe, they also serve as the basis of food for the whole marine food system, ranging from fish to whales, and helps greatly in mitigating the effects of climate change. Thanks to initiative started by the Scientists from Bigelow Laboratory Ocean Sciences and the New England Aquarium, we can now look at these microbes in a macro scale.
In an exhibit called “Tiny Giants: Marine microbes revealed on a grand scale,” held at the District Hall in Boston, Massachusetts earlier this month, these microbes took center stage and delighted a crowd who like us have no prior idea on how they look like.
These images may all look like alien life forms but Science Fiction paranoia aside, these are all legitimate and important components of our planet and thanks to the ever improving technology in photography, these previously unseen life organisms can now be viewed and appreciated on a camera.