Diatoms and bacteria living on the shell of an isopod crustacean, seen with an electron microscope. The diatoms are about 40 micrometers in length, and the bacteria are about 1 micrometer in diameter. High Resolution.
Image Credit: James Tyrwhitt-Drake, UVic Microscopy Facility
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Hypothetical life reconstruction of Ediacaran organism Rangea.
This illustration is on the cover of the January 2013 issue of the journal Paleontology and although it isn’t credited one of the authors of the paper is the excellent artist Peter Trusler so it is likely to be by him.