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20 eye-opening microscopic images from the Olympus BioScapes Competition

This is a lateral view of the adhesive pad of the first leg of a beetle (Clytus sp.), captured using autofluorescence.

Photo: Jan Michels

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Beetle leg

Eighth prize. This is a lateral view of the adhesive pad of the first leg of a beetle (Clytus sp.), captured using autofluorescence.

The image was taken by Dr. Jan Michels of the Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics at Christian Albrecht University in Kiel, Germany.