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Dennis Kunkel's Hidden Worlds
Most of the amazing
microscopic photographs on this web site have been created by Dennis Kunkel. Dennis
lives in Hawaii with his family. Here's Dennis on a Hawaiian beach.
He's collecting something he will photograph. Touch the picture to find
out what it is!
Then, when Dennis was ten years old, one of the most important things in his life happened. His parents gave him a microscope. The microscope came with samples - insect legs, roots, and tiny creatures. That was interesting. But Dennis thought it would be more interesting to look at living things. There was a pond not far from his house.
"I started hiking down there with my little collecting bottles and bringing back samples to look at with my microscope," says Dennis in his book, Hidden Worlds. "I couldn't wait to get home from school in the afternoon so I could go to the pond. Before long I was looking at all kinds of fascinating creatures."
Here's something that Dennis
saw in the water from the pond. It's called a Volvox. It's a kind of plant!
See more of the incredible things Dennis sees through his microscope! Visit Dennis at his web site: www.DennisKunkel.com.
Would like to find out more about Dennis Kunkel and his adventures? Read his book, Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope.
You might also enjoy MicroAliens: Dazzling Journeys with an Electron Microscope, another book by Dennis Kunkel.
To find out more about these books and where to find them, click here!