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Images: Small Worlds Come to Life in Stunning Photos

Texture and color

nikon small world competition, photoresist

(Image credit: Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez | Courtesy of Nikon Small World.)

Cracked/wrinkled photoresist. Brightfield at 200X.

Simple beginnings

nikon small world competition, mouse embryo

(Image credit: Mr. Zhong Hua | Courtesy of Nikon Small World.)

Peripheral nerves in E11.5 mouse embryo. Confocal at 5X.

Delicate beauty

nikon small world competition, vauxite

(Image credit: Mr. Julian Gray | Courtesy of Nikon Small World.)

Vauxite mineral crystal cluster from Llallagua, Bolivia. Reflected Light, Image Stacking at 50X.

Smooth and shine

nikon small world competition, titanium

(Image credit: Mr. Bert Siegel | Courtesy of Nikon Small World.)

Titanium shavings at 100X.

Colorful ribbons

nikon small world competition, moth

(Image credit: Mr. Laurie Knight | Courtesy of Nikon Small World.)

Urania ripheus (Madagascan Sunset moth). Focus stacked, twin flash front illumination at 20X.

Tiny camoflauge

nikon small world competition, tobacco leaf

(Image credit: Mr. Sebastian Konrad | Courtesy of Nikon Small World.)

Expression of a fluorescently labeled protein in Tobacco leaf epidermal cells. Confocal at 63X.