By Katy Gill
This fascinating footage of a worm eating has been magnified 250 times – giving a unique insight into the intricate digestive tract of the creature.
The video shows the movement of a Oligochaeta worm as it eats algae and was shot under a Biolam microscope.
The incredibly detailed footage was shot by Andrei Savitsky who took up microscopy as a hobby just a couple of months ago.
The 22-year-old, from Cherkassy in the Ukraine, even designed a special phone holder to enable him to capture the video.
He said: “As soon as I had a microscope, I became more and more interested in the microcosm and the interest was not lost.
“I get my material from ponds and rivers. I try to collect water with mud and algae as there are more microorganisms living there.
“I found this specific worm in the mud.
“My friends and relatives really like what I do, they are always interested in watching my videos.”