Small World Photomicrography Competition Winners

Nikon hat grade die Gewinner ihrer Small World Photomicrography Competition bekanntgegeben und The Atlantic hat ein paar sehr schöne, große Mikroskopie-Aufnahmen am Start. Das da oben ist das Maul einer gewöhnlichen BrundleHausfliege.

Every year, Nikon hosts the Small World Photomicrography Competition, inviting photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. The winners for this year's competition have just been announced, with Dr. Igor Siwanowicz taking first prize for his image of a common green lacewing larva that had earlier landed on his hand, trying to take a bite (photo number 21 below).

This year's entries cover a fascinating range of subjects and sizes, from the eyes of a freshwater shrimp to the delicate scales on the wing of a butterfly, from a simple yet complex frost crystal to neurospheres and cancer cells. Enjoy a trip into a miniature world through the images shared here with us by the fine folks at Nikon, all from the 2011 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.

Nikon Small World 2011 (via MeFi)