A volunteer and collaborative effort to bring information about shared microscopy facilities to the University of Arizona and the community.

Sites with Microscope images

There are many on-line collections of images taken with a microscope. It would be impossible to collect them all, but the links in this table provide a cross section of different imaging modes and subjects. Some sites now include videos of time-lapse or 3D rotations.

Please be respectful of the copyrights of the image owners if you choose to use any of these images.

Image Gallery Web Site
Types of Specimens
Dennis Kunkel's Microscopy single celled organisms, bugs, viruses, plants, cells, etc.      

beautiful colorized images
Microangela's Electron Microscope Image gallery single celled organisms, bugs, cells, marine life, etc.      

beautiful colorized images
SharfPhoto - David Scharf cells, materials, fungi, semiconductors, insects, etc .


beautiful colorized images
Cells Alive!
Crystals Alive!
bacteria, cells organic crystals  


beautiful colorized images
The Galleria, Molecular Expressions, Florida State Univ. computer chips, organic crystals, wood, food, etc.  

Nikon's Small World Gallery biological, materials  

Olympus - list of galleries biological, materials, insects, pond life (videos)

Leica Microimaging - confocal gallery cells & tissues    

High-resolution & Superresolution Image Gallery, GE Healthcare Life Sciences cells, tissues    

Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley snowflakes  


Imaging Technology Group Gallery, Beckman Inst., Univ. of Illinois cells, bugs, materials, etc.  

Great Lakes Diatoms,
Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences, University of Michigan


Biomedical Image Awards (Wellcome Trust) cells & tissues  


BGSU - Algae Image Lab algae  

Biological movies cells, plants, organisms, Ca+ imaging  

BUGscope Gallery bugs        

Foods Under the Microscope food  


Thermo Scientific - Gallery (previously Molecular Probes, Invitrogen) cells, tissues    

Purdue Cytometry CDs #1, #2, and #3 Images cells, tissues    

Cytogenetics Image Gallery, Univ. of Washington chromosomes  

MicScape: Introduction to Microscopy
Micropolitan Museum of Microscopic art forms
Microscopy Movies
insects, plants, pond life, marine life  

Image Gallery, Light Microscopy Forum protozoa, rotifers, etc.  

The Ugly Bug page (Oklahoma Microscopy Society) insects        

Journal of Visualized Experiments (sort of a biological sciences YouTube) movies of cells and tissues

The Paper Project - Arizona State University handmade papers    


Other sites

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Reviewed & updated 07/17/2017. Creation of this web page was originally supported as part of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona, NIEHS P30 ES006694.