What a Drop of Seawater Magnified 25x Looks Like

Photographer David Littschwager has captured this incredible shot of a drop of seawater that has been magnified 25x, revealing an entire ecosystem of crab larvae, fish eggs, bacteria, zooplankton, worms and other various microflora.

The Earth’s oceans are home to a myriad of microscopic organisms. It is truly fascinating to see how much life exists in just a single drop of seawater.

So then next time you’re swimming at the beach and you accidentally swallow a mouthful of salty sea water, remember back to this photograph: