The spectacular visuals were captured using a variety of traditional light-based microscopes, powerful scanning electron microscopes which bombard the subject with electrons and build the image using a computer and transmission electron microscopes.
Chloroplasts in plant cells
Butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant
Needle and thread
Wood ant holding a microchip
Beard hair cut with a razor (left) and with an electric shaver (right)
Click images to enlarge | DSLR Imagery via i09