Petite Pictures: The 20 Microscopic Photo Competition Prizewinners: Scientific American Slideshows

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=small-world-microscope-photography

“Petite Pictures: The 20 Microscopic Photo Competition Prizewinners. Putting the very small on the big stage, the 35th annual Nikon Small World Competition awards top images.”

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=small-world-microscope-photography
“The flow pattern of draining soap film–at 10x magnification–was captured here with a simple microscope by Tsutomu Seimiya at Tokyo Metropolitan University. Striking images of soap have garnered previous photo prizes for Seimiya.”

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=small-world-microscope-photography
“Scaled down, these fish scales are seen here at 20x magnification. They were captured on a transmitted-light scope by Havi Sarfaty of the Israel Veterinary Medical Association in Ramat-Gan, who has garnered recognition for other microscopic images in previous years.”

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=small-world-microscope-photography
This image is not an insect’s antennae, but rather the flower stem section of a spiny sow thistle (Sonchus asper) magnified 150x. The plant, often considered a weed in North America, was imaged on a dark-field microscope by Gerd Guenther of Dsseldorf, Germany.

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