The Nikon International Small World Competition awards photographers for their renderings of the beauty and complexity of teensy things through the light…Read More »
microscope. The resulting photomicrographs must not only awe but also contribute significantly to various scientific disciplines. From alien-looking insects and worms to cells that would make stunning decorations, the 2011 award-winning photographs are both stunning and informative. Take a stroll into the world of the small. Less «
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Credit: Dr. Igor Siwanowicz Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology Martinsried, Germany
First place in the 2011 Nikon Small World photograph competition went to this photograph of an itsy-bitsy green lacewing larva. The bug landed on photographer…Read More »
Igor Siwanowicz and bit him; Siwanowicz retaliated by turning the insect into art. Less «
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Leaves of Grass
Credit: Dr. Donna Stolz University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
A blade of grass magnified 200 times took 2nd place in the Nikon Small World photography competition, 2011.
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Bit of Algae
Credit: Frank Fox Fachhochschule Trier Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
The third place winner of the 2011 Nikon Small World contest was this photo of living Melosira monliformis, a type of algae.
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Credit: Dr. Robin Young The University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Robin Young of the University of British Columbia took 4th place in the Nikon contest with this magnified image of liverwort.
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Credit: Alfred Pasieka Germany
Get ultra-close with electronics with this 5th-place winner of the Nikon Small World contest. This is the surface of a microchip.
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Credit: Dennis Callahan California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California, USA
Sixth places in the Nikon Small World contest went to Dennis Callahan for this picture of cracked gallium arsenide solar cell films.
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Credit: Gabriel Luna UC Santa Barbara, Neuroscience Research Institute Santa Barbara, California, USA
This image of mouse nerve fibers lit up the judges and won 7th place in the 2011 Nikon Small World contest.
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Stained Glass Rocks
Credit: Dr. Bernardo Cesare Department of Geosciences Padova, Italy
Italian geoscientist Bernardo Cesare took 8th place in the Nikon contest for this close-up image of a graphite-bearing granulite from India. Cesare …Read More »