Zoom into the natural nanostructures that manipulate light on a Blue Morpho Butterfly! Starting with a normal digital camera, we zoom into the wing of the Blue Morpho using more powerful microscopes. We see the wing underneath an optical microscope, and finally, a scanning electron microscope. You'll see the 200 nanometer structures that produce the beautiful blue iridescent color of the Blue Morpho.
NANO, LACMA was developed by a team of scientists and artists at UCLA. It was a temporary exhibition that closed in 2004, and provided a greater understanding of how art, science, culture and technology influence each other. Additional resources are available online.