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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 in order, and are followed by a selection of other outstanding works. Scientists and photographers turned their attention on a wide range of subjects, both living and man-made, from lacewing larva to charged couple devices, sometimes magnifying them over 2000 times their original size. — Lane Turner See the full set here

Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany shot “Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva” at 20x magnification using the confocal method. (Dr. Igor Siwanowicz) #

A marine copepod, Temora longicornis, at 10x magnification imaged by Dr. Jan Michels of Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel in Kiel, Germany using the confocal process with autofluorescence and Congo red fluorescence. (Dr. Jan Michels) #

An ant head magnified ten times and photographed by Dr. Jan Michels of Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel in Kiel, Germany using the confocal method with autofluorescence. (Dr. Jan Michels) #

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