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Alex Hyde / Collared earthstar (Geastrum michelianum) on forest floor, dispersing spores. This species disperses its spores when raindrops strike the fruiting body, here the fungus has been tapped with a twig to...
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of a cleaved sample of a crustose lichen growing on grey limestone, the orange are fungal threads and the green shows algal cells. The fungal threads anchor...
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph produced at the University of Derby of stomata on the underside of an Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) leaf, 0.16 millimetres across in real life, Peak District Nat...
Alex Hyde / Male Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) wing scales detail, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April. Focus stacked image. 1.13mm across in real life, x88 magnification when print...
Alex Hyde / Male Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) resting on Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) flower, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Alex Hyde / European cave spider (Meta menardi) pendulous egg sac containing its brood of young, hanging in cave, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. November.
Alex Hyde / Female Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) carrying egg sac, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June.
Alex Hyde / Male Jumping spider (Euophrys frontalis) close up, Derbyshire, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of a Thrip's (Thysanoptera) head, the bulging compound eyes can be seen on either side of the head, with sensory hairs sprouting between the individual unit...
Alex Hyde / Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris) close up portrait, Birchover, Derbyshire, UK. April. Focus stacked image.
Alex Hyde / False-coloured SEM (Scanning Electron Micrograph) of a Tardigrade (Tardigrada) amongst moss, from Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. This tardigrade is approximately 0.1 millimetres long. Di...
Alex Hyde / Soil bacteria cultured on nutrient agar from a soil sample collected in Via Gellia Woods, Derbyshire. Image size in real life 10mm across. UK. March. 10mm across, x10 magnification when printed 10cm w...