The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition has been held for forty-five years now, celebrating the mesmerizing microscopic world and allowing scientists and enthusiasts alike to share their scientific and stunning images. Over 2000 photographs were submitted for the competition with micro-photographers from nearly 100 countries. The judges picked their top 20 images and the photo of a turtle embryo took the first place. Scroll down below to see all 20 photographs that made it to the final winner’s list.
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#1 Small White Hair Spider
6th Place: Javier Rupérez, Almáchar, Málaga, Spain. Reflected Light, Image Stacking, 20x (Objective Lens Magnification).
#2 Pregnant Daphnia Magna (Small Planktonic Crustacean)
15th Place: Marek Miś, Marek Miś Photography, Suwalki, Podlaskie, Poland. Modified Darkfield, Polarized Light, Image Stacking, 4x (Objective Lens Magnification).
#3 Fluorescent Turtle Embryo
1st Place: Teresa Zgoda & Teresa Kugler, Campbell Hall, New York, USA. Stereomicroscopy, Fluorescence, 5x (Objective Lens Magnification).
#4 Cuprite (Mineral Composed Of Copper Oxide)
13th Place: Dr. Emilio Carabajal Márquez, Madrid, Spain. Focus Stacking, 20x (Objective Lens Magnification).
Dr. Emilio Carabajal Márquez
5th Place: Caleb Foster, Caleb Foster Photography, Jericho, Vermont, USA. Transmitted Light, 4x (Objective Lens Magnification).
Caleb Foster Photography
#6 Vitamin C
17th Place: Karl Deckart, Eckental, Bavaria, Germany. Brightfield, Polarized Light, 4x (Objective Lens Magnification).
#7 Alligator Embryo Developing Nerves And Skeleton
3rd Place: Daniel Smith Paredes & Dr. Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar, Yale University, Department of Geology and Geophysics, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Immunofluorescence, 10x (Objective Lens Magnification).
Daniel Smith Paredes & Dr. Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar
#8 Tulip Bud Cross Section
9th Place: Andrei Savitsky, Cherkassy, Ukraine. Reflected Light, 1x (Objective Lens Magnification).
#9 Male Mosquito
4th Place: Jan Rosenboom, Universität Rostock, Rostock, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Germany. Focus Stacking, 6.3x (Objective Lens Magnification).
#10 Female Oxyopes Dumonti (Lynx) Spider
14th Place: Antoine Franck, CIRAD – Agricultural Research for Development, Saint Pierre, Réunion. Focus Stacking, 1x (Objective Lens Magnification).