Ballet Infusoriae

Man and his works perish, but the monuments of the infusoriae are the flinty ribs of the sea, the giant bones of huge continents, heaped into mountain-ranges over which the granite and porphyry have set their stony seal for ever. Man thrives in his little zone: the populous infusoriae crowd every nook of earth from the remote poles to the burning equatorial belt.” Will Wallace Harney

These are sub micro litre samples of three natural waters. Observed under a microscope in real-time its difficult to discern purpose in the movements of the infusoria. Here though at 200-times magnification, and using time-lapse,  their complex movements and interactions are revealed. A microscopic ballet as complex as any macroscopic natural spectacle.

 

 

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