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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. Images two through 21 showcase the contest's winners i...
Debbie Griffing-Heller
Debbie Griffing-Heller • 2 years ago

Giant Water Flea by Wim van Egmond of the Micropolitan Museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands from the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2011 via boston.com. #Photography #Photomicrography #Water_Flea # Wim_van_Egmond #Nikon_Small_World_Photomicrography_Competition

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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.

A colony of golden algae as seen with differential interference contrast microscopy. Image by Wim van Egmond.

Sea Urchin larva. By Wim van Egmond.

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.

Crocus pollen and stigmate | 2013 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World

A living specimen of Melosira moniliformis at 320x magnification