Real image of a T4 bacteriophage via an electron microscope.
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A water bear (Hypsibius exemplaris) adult. About 1/6th of a millimeter long. tardigrades.bio.unc.edu/ Credit: Vicky Madden & Bob Goldstein, UNC Chapel Hill
Scanning electron microscope images reveal hidden horror and beauty
Above image: This may look like a gruesome monster from the latest sci-fi event movie, but it is in fact a real creature. No need to panic, though, as the hydrothermal worm is so tiny
Not for the squeamish: Meet the planet's 'vampire' bugs which spend every waking moment looking for ways to extract blood from you
From our comfortable spot near the top of the food chain, it is easy to forget that we are still prey for numerous animals. But take a peek at some of the creepy teeth and feeding equipment - if you dare.