Exquisite Castaways
Engineered for survival, insect eggs hang on and hatch wherever their parents deposit them.

The eggs in this story range in diameter from 0.7 to 2 millimeters. The images were made with a scanning electron microscope, which uses beams of electrons to trace the surfaces of objects. The resulting black-and-white images were then colored to reflect the eggs’ natural appearance.

Photographic coverage produced in cooperation with Prüftechnik Uri and School of Applied Sciences, FHNW