This Microscopic Bacterium Is The Most Amazing Thing You’ll See Today

Microscopic Bacterium

Microscopic Bacterium

Wondering what this is?

At the final stop in this GIF, which is magnified many times, a tiny bacterium, is resting on a diatom, (a class of algae that are known for their silica shells), which is sitting on an amphipod, a type of shell-less crustacean.

A Reddit user “adamwong246” described it best:

There’s a bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod on a frog on a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea!

The GIF was made by James Tyrwhitt-Drake using a scanning electronic microscope at the University of Victoria’s Advanced Microscopy Facility.

Here it is (it may take some time to fully load):

Fractal Life