What Are You Looking At?
Quick, what's this a picture of? Here's a hint: it's not a bird and it is a food product. In fact, it used to live under the ocean before it was cooked and photographed. Give up?
OK, it's a shrimp's tail. Caren Alpert has lots of other awesome microscopic images of food stuffs over on her page for your viewing pleasure, including Oreos, Life Savers, Cake Sprinkles and pineapple leaves. It's interesting how some of them make you hungry while others are just the type of thing to ruin your appetite.