Geneticist Dr. Fernan Federici has created a Flickr account dedicated to microscopic photographs of plant life, demonstrating that natural science can often be the most beautiful thing in the world.

Each of Federici's photographs depicts the cellular life of a different form of flora, from rainforest specimen to coniferous forest inhabitants. The plants' bright colors, hollow-looking cells and overall intensity make for some absolutely stunning photographs that are both visually arresting and thought-provoking. These photos are just as stunning as many Photoshopped, HDR-heavy photo series, if not more so, proving that the real world does not have to be altered to make for a beautiful series of artworks -- if just has to be examined more closely.

Federici's photographs are sure to interest many people who may not have looked through a microscope before, and will be stunned by what is all around them but escapes our notice.