The Odd Air Bubbles

Though it looks like a strange underwater panorama, this image by photographer Marek Miś actually captures air bubbles trapped beneath the slip cover of a microscope slide smeared with drying callus remover. According to Miś, “Callus remover is one of my favourite agents for taking micrographs. It can create unusual crystalline forms. This time I found on the slide these interesting air bubbles before the callus remover started to crystallise.” I confess that I wouldn’t have thought to use callus remover for art!

This image earned 3rd place in the Micro category of the Close-Up Photographer of the Year awards. See more winners here, and find more from Miś on the web and Instagram. (Image credit: M. Miś)

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