Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

Categories: Microworld

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photo Contest. Started in 1974, the photo contest has been inviting photographers and scientists every year to share their microscopic images of a wide variety of subjects. Today we share with you photos of the winners of the contest in different categories. This year, the first place was taken by a 250 times enlarged image of a diatom by the Dutchman Wim van Egmond (pictured # 2), which shows all the complexity and amazing details of this organism. So, welcome to the micro-world!

(Total 32 photos)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

1. 3rd place went to a 20x magnification picture of a marine worm taken by Dr. Alvaro Esteves Migotto from the University of São Paulo. (Dr. Alvaro Esteves Migotto)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

2. And here is a snapshot of this year's competition winner, a marine diatom, magnified 250 times. (Wim van Egmond)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

3. A 100x magnification of an adult mouse foot showing blood vessels, immunocytes, and soft tissue. The picture was taken by Dr. Andrew J. Wooley, Himanshi Desai and Kevin Otto of Indiana University. (Dr. Andrew J. Woolley, Himanshi Desai and Kevin Otto)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

4. 4x magnification of the worker ant's head. Photo by Dimitri Siborut from Paris. (Dimitri Seeboruth)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

5. Laying fish eggs. Photo by Dr. Jamie Gomez-Gutirrez from Mexico. Magnified 6.6 times. (Dr. Jaime Gomez-Gutierrez)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

6. 200-fold increase in the radula of the mollusk. Photo by Dr. David Maitland of Feltwell, Norfolk, UK. (Dr. David Maitland)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

7. Photo of a rat brain with astrocytes bred in the blood-brain barrier. Photo by Ashley M. Smith, Huntsville, Alabama, USA. (Ashley M. Smith)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

8. 20x magnification of silicon nanocrystals in silicon dioxide. Photo by Jan Valenta and Benjamin Brun from Charles University in Prague. (Jan Valenta and Benjamin Bruhn)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

9. Photo of an annelids larva, magnified 100 times. Photograph by Christian Sardet from the National Science Center of France. The photo took 18th place. (Christian Sardet)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

10. 10X double layer hydrogel magnification. Photo by Katherine Russell and Dayong Chen, University of Massachusetts Department of Polymer Science and Engineering. (Catherine Russell and Dayong Chen)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

11. 40-fold increase in the abdominal segments of the larva of a two-winged fly. Picture of Fabrica Pale. (Fabric Parais)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

12. 60-fold increase in the larva of the mollusk. Photo by Mark A. Sanders of the University of Minnesota. (Mark A. Sanders)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

13. 40-fold increase in the crystallization of tartrazine (a dye commonly used as food coloring). Photo by Frederic Labune. (Frederic Labaune)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

14. 50x magnification in section. In the photo: two dark brown, fiber-reinforced complex substances that are tied together with gray tape and filled with a blue mass of complex composition. Photo by Peter Pook of Linenenburg, Nova Scotia. (Peter Pook)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

15. 200x magnification of large daphnia by Jerzy Rojkowski from Krakow, Poland. (Jerzy Rojkowski)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

16. 7th place photo: 20x magnification of the adhesive pad on a ladybug's foot. Photo by Dr. Jan Michaels from Kiel, Germany. (Dr. Jan Michels)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

17. A hundredfold increase in the polished part of a fossilized seahorse. Photo by Dr. Josef Spaczek from Charles University in Prague. (Dr. Joseph Spacek)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

18. 16th place was taken by a five-fold increase in linifid spiders with a parasitic larva on their belly. Photo by Geir Drang from Asker, Norway. (Geir Drange)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

19. Crystal of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), magnified 100 times. Photo by Raul M. Gonzalez from Mexico. (Raul M. Gonzalez)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

20. 3D reconstruction of a photo of a rabbit embryo close to birth. Photo by Dr. Gabriel G. Marins and Rob Bryson-Richardson of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. (Dr. Gabriel G. Marins and Rob Bryson-Richardson)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

21. In 20th place was a photo of the dynamics of the movement of sugar in fat cells. Photo by Dr. James Berkfield from Sydney, Australia. (Dr. James Burchfield)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

22. 8th place photo: 50x enlargement of liverwort and cyanobacteria. Image of Magdalena Turzhanska from the Institute of Experimental Biology, University of Wroclaw in Poland. (Magdalena Turzanska)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

23. A hundredfold increase in pierceite, a rare silver mineral, in beautiful hexagonal crystals, from a copper mine in Spain. Photo by Dr. Cesar Menor Salvan from Madrid. (Dr. Cesar Menor Salvan)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

24. 10x magnification of a bark beetle with ticks sitting on it. Photo by Nicola Rame from Budapest. (Nikola Rahme)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

25. 10th place photo: thin section of dinosaur bone preserved in clear agate. Photo by Ted Kinsman of the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. (Ted Kinsman)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

26. Another photo of Magdalena Turzhanska from the University of Wroclaw in Poland. 50x magnification of a leafy plant. (Magdalena Turzanska)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

27. Dew on the web. Photo by Massimo Brizzi from Empoli, Firenze, Italy. (Massimo Brizzi)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

28. 14th-place photo: Peripheral nerves of a mouse embryo. Photo by Zhong Hua from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland. (Zhonghua)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

29. 200-fold increase in the crystal formation of sulfosalicylic acid. Photo by Thomas Bull from Fort Collins, Colorado. (Thomas Balla)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

30. A hundredfold increase in fern sorus. Photo by Dr. Igor Sivanovich of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia. (Dr. Igor Siwanowicz)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

31. Fourth place was taken by this picture: a 40-fold increase in the nucleus, mouth and contractile vacuole of the paramecium. Photo by Rogelio Moreno Gilla from Panama. (Rogelio Moreno Gill)

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2013

32. 6th place photo: Chameleon embryo with cartilage (blue) and bones (red). Photo by Dorit Hockman of the University of Cambridge, UK. (Dorit Hockman)

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