Eyelash mite tails, SEM
Eyelash mite tails. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tails (pink) of three eyelash, or follicle, mites (Demodex folliculorum), protruding from a human hair follicle. The hair shaft (upper right) is also seen. These harmless parasites infest follicles (depressions in the skin which contain the roots of hairs) around the eyelids, nose and in the ear canals of humans. One follicle may contain up to 25 growing mites. They feed on oily secretions from the skin's sebaceous glands, as well as dead skin cells. Infestation is usually symptomless, but, in some individuals, allergic reactions to the mites can cause hair loss and acne. Magnification: x250 at 6x7cm size
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An alert European red fox sits down in three/quarter profile
An alert European red fox (Vulpes Vulpes) sits on its haunches in three/quarter profile looking back off-camera, near a steel cage. Stalks of straw lie near its feet. The European red fox was introduced into Australia for hunting in the mid 19th century. This image was shot in a photographic studio against a white wall, while filming Feral Peril 2009
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Animals, Birds, Charadriiformes, Auks, Alcidae, Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica
Animals, Birds, Charadriiformes, Auks, Alcidae, Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica, Aves, Beak, Beaks, Feathers, Fish, Fishing, Orders of Living Birds, Puffins, Tails, Waders, Webbed Feet, White Background, Nobody, Vertical, Colour Image, Illustration, One Animal, Curved Beak, Exotic, Feather, Feeding, Hunting, Perching, Profile, Dorling Kindersley Prints, 71558479
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