“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.”
“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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“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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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.