This amoeba is swallowing up a piece of green algae. The amoeba has no defined body shape, and uses “false feet”, also known as pseudopods, to move around and capture food. The soil in this image is very rich in organic material and has many threads of fungal hyphae as well as bacteria helping to bind soil particles into aggregates, creating a strong and resilient soil structure that is also good habitat for soil organisms. In the top left corner is a ciliated protozoa in the genus Stylonychia, which is common in both soil and freshwater. Several small round flagellated protozoa are also seen to the left of the amoeba.
I hope that my artwork can help bring people a little bit closer to the invisible world of microbiology that we depend on for so much.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.