Sunday , July 3 2022

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners

Nikon has just announced the winners of its annual Small World Photomicrography competition, and as you can see from these stunning photographs, bigger isn’t always better.
The competition is in its 42nd year and this year over 2000 people from 70 countries entered. For those that don’t know, photomicrography is the practise of taking a photograph through a microscope or similar magnifying device in order to capture the intricate details of things invisible to the human eye. From the proboscis of a butterfly and the foot of a beetle to espresso coffee crystals, the pictures below give us a whole new way of looking at world.

Fourth Place. Butterfly Proboscis

Fifth Place. Front Foot (Tarsus) Of A Male Diving Beetle

Eyes Of A Jumping Spider

Nineteenth Place. Human Neural Rosette Primordial Brain Cells

Eleventh Place. Scales Of A Butterfly Wing Underside

Thirteenth Place. Poison Fangs Of A Centipede

Sixth Place. Air Bubbles Formed From Melted Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystals

Eighth Place. Wildflower Stamens

Retinal Ganglion Cells In The Whole-Mounted Mouse Retina

Ninth Place. Espresso Coffee Crystals

First Place. Four-Day-Old Zebrafish Embryo

Caudal Gill Of A Dragonfly Larva

Goatsbeard Flower

Second Place. Polished Slab Of Teepee Canyon Agate

Seventh Place. Leaves Of Selaginella

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