Nikon Small World – Photomicrography Competition

The Nikon Small World – Photomicrography Competition this year had some outstanding images. From their site:

Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.”

The winning photos can be seen here, and they are truly amazing. The one pictured here shows a water droplet containing a pair of mosquito larvae, taken by Dr. John H. Brackenbury of the University of Cambridge, UK, using laser-triggered high-speed macrophotography. How insane is that?! To capture an image like that must have taken immense preparation, as well as a good dose of luck. Oh, and that isn’t even one of the winning images. Madness.

Take a look, and prepare to be wowed by the images on show. Absolutely stunning pictures. Onwards!

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