The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition / Wim van Egmond of the Micropolitan Museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands photographed a Leptodora kindtii (giant waterflea) eye from a living specimen using the differential interference contrast method. (Wim van Egmond)
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Green Lacewing Larva by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany from the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2011 via boston.com. #Photography #Photomicrography #Green_Lacewing #Igor_Siwanowicz #Nikon_Small_World_Photomicrography_Competition
One-eyed monster The eye of a giant water flea (Leptodora kindtii) stares into the microscope for this Nikon Small World image, captured by the Micropolitan Museum's Wim van Egmond. Differential interference contrast was used to create a sharp rendering of the eye.
Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition lets us see beyond the capabilities of our unaided eyes. Almost 2000 entries from 70 countries vied for recognition in the 37th annual contest, which celebrates photography through a microscope.
Glassy Radiolarian Beauty The shells of radiolarians rank among some of the treasures of the ocean, with their intricate, gorgeous geometry. The shells are made of silica, which protects the single-celled animals as they drift as zooplankton in the ocean. This image, taken at 120x zoom, was an honorable mention in the 2012 Nikon Small World photomicrography competition.