(via siphonophora)

Diatoms are tiny, tiny, tiny but they are also one of the largest and ecologically most significant groups of organisms on earth. They’re responsible for feeding marine and freshwater microorganisms and animal larve, and are huge contributors to putting oxygen in our atmosphere.

They are unicellular but they can be found in colonies that take the shape of ribbons, fans, zigzags and stars.

They’re also lovely looking.