These seem to have come straight out of a sci-fi movie. These are some alien-looking animals that photographer Daniel Stoupin captured through microscope observation.

These creatures are so weird to us that we would never expect that such tiny animals would look this different. Some even look like meteors in outer space. For more of Daniel's amazing work, you may visit his portfolio at Behance, and there you may even check a video of these little guys in motion. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
A water flea with offspring

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
A ceriodaphnia with internal parts visible.

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
Alien-looking water flea

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
Cyclops, a freshwater copepod visible in polarized light. Size of the crustacean is about 0.5 mm.

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
Cyclops

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
The eye of a water flea (Polyphemus pediculus).

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
Another water flea, the body is surrounded with shell.

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
Head of a mosquito larva (Culex sp.) in polarized light. The bright white bands in the head are muscles that move the mouth parts.

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
Another alien-looking water flea

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
Baby water fleas

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
A whole mosquito larva (Culex sp.) visible in polarized light. The size of the insect is about 1 cm.

Astonishing Photographs of Weird Creatures by Daniel Stoupin
Water flea with a brood pouch

About the author of this post

I'm Paulo Gabriel, a Publicist by degree and Designer by passion with a taste for the meaningful and emotional. I work at Printi as a Designer and Front-End Developer. Here at Abduzeedo, I always try to bring you only amazing content, things that mean something for me and for those around me.