Small World Contest Winner
Nikon’s Small World competition honors images of objects too small for the unaided eye to see. Wim van Egmond, a photographer from The Netherlands, won first place in the 2013 contest for his image of Chaetoceros debilis, a colonial diatom.
2nd Prize Winner
This year's 2nd prize went to Joseph Corbo, for his photo of a painted turtle's retina, the light-sensitive membrane inside the eye.
3rd Prize Winner
Alvaro Migotto, a researcher at the University of São Paulo, took home 3rd prize for his magnified image of a marine worm.
4th Prize Winner
Rogelio Moreno Gill created this photo of a Paramecium, showing the nucleus, mouth and water expulsion vacuoles.
5th Prize Winner
Kieran Boyle's award-winning image shows a hippocampal neuron receiving excitatory contacts.
6th Prize Winner
Dorit Hockman is credited for this amazing view of a veiled chameleon embryo, showing cartilage in blue and bone in red.
7th Prize Winner Ladybird Beetle
You've never seen a ladybug like this. Nikon’s 2013 Small World microphotography competition's 7th place prize went to Jan Michels, who took this image of an adhesive pad on a foreleg of ladybird beetle, or Coccinella septempunctata.