A selection of scientific images from the Wellcome Collection’s recently released library of over 100,000 publicly available images.
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I can’t stop laughing at the “Thames Water” AKA “Monster Soup”. It strikes me as a vintage version of this gorgeous microscopic look at a drop of seawater.
Bitter Beech Bolete (Scarlet-stemmed bolete)
This Bitter Beech Bolete, Boletus calopus (Boletaceae), clearly shows one of the distinctive characteristic of the species: the deeper red stem covered in a pale yellowish net pattern, and the irregularly lobed cap.
The Bitter Beech Bolete is found in many parts of mainland Europe (including the British islands) and North America.
As its common name suggests, this bolete is not edible.
Photo credit: ©Juraj Komar | Locality: Hubina, Trnavsky, Slovakia