2017 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before
Sometimes bigger is better, but other times it's all about the details, and as you can see from the winners of Nikon's 2017 Small World Photomicrography competition, it doesn't get more detailed than this.
The competition, which is now in its 43rd year, attracts doctors, scientists, and macro photography enthusiasts from all over the world, and over 2000 people from 88 countries submitted their work for consideration this year. For those of you who don't know, photomicrography is the practice 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.
This year's top prize went to researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, BioImaging Facility & Department of Cell Biology, who captured immortalised human skin cells expressing fluorescently tagged keratin. Scroll down to see the rest of the winners. The categories are divided into winners, honorable mentions, and images of distinction, and you can find the full list on the Nikon Small World website.
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Jumping Spider, Istanbul, Honorable Mention
nope, a nope with four nopes,..., with great eyelashes,..., but nope........
Paracetamol (Common Painkiller) Crystals, Finland, Image Of Distinction
It looks as if the northern lights just fell to earth above Antarctica and coloured the glaciers.
Living Volvox Algae Releasing Its Daughter Colonies, Nantes, 3rd Place
The Head Of A Pork Tapeworm, New York, 4th Place
Mold On A Tomato, Netanya, 5th Place
Traxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Cross Section Showing Curved Stigma With Pollen, Nottingham, Honorable Mention
Immortalized Human Skin Cells Expressing Fluorescently Tagged Keratin, Amsterdam, 1st Place
They should put this into biology books near the "mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell..."
Plastic Fracturing On Credit Card Hologram, Texas, 11th Place
Natural Bridge (Petiole Nodes) Connecting The Abdomen And Thorax Of An Ant, Izmir, Image Of Destinction
Synapta (Sea-Cucumber) Skin, Le Mans, 18th Place
3rd Trimester Fetus Of Megachiroptera, Colorado, 15th Place
To anyone who does not know what a Megachiroptera is the bigger version of the Chiroptera. J.k. It's a fruit eating bat.
Asilidae (Rubber Fly) Eye Section, Abu Dhabi, Image Of Distinction
Perfect example of math and art intertwining to make nature
Senecio Vulgaris Seed Head, Israel, 2nd Place
Ganglion Cells Expressing Fluorescent Proteins In A Mouse Retina, California, Honorable Mention
Broccoli, Washington, Honorable Mention
Opiliones (Daddy Longlegs) Eye, Washington, 12th Place
Pyromorphite (Mineral), Spain, Image Of Distinction
Lily Pollen, Southampton, 6th Place
Nsutite And Cacoxenite (Minerals), Madrid, Image Of Distinction
Individually Labeled Axons In An Embryonic Chick Ciliary Ganglion, Nagoya, 7th Place
Neurons Derived From A Parkinson Patient, Seongnam, Honorable Mention
Abdominal Proleg Of A Caterpillar, Netanya, Image Of Destinction
It looks so complicated due to the fact that it's supposed to glue the caterpillar to the wall/plant/etc.
Aspergillus Flavus (Fungus) And Yeast Colony From Soil, New York, 20th Place
Melaleuca Sp. (Paperbark Tree) Leaf, Perth, Image Of Distinction
Small Moth, Rostock, Image Of Destinction
Moth Eggs In Spider Silk, Illinois, Image Of Destinction
Liquid Crystal, Colorado, Honorable Mention
Parus Major (Titmouse) Down Feather, Podlaskie, 16th Place
Nerves (In Green) Under The Skin Of A Mouse (Hair Follicles Are Shown In Red And Blue), Uk, Image Of Distinction
Dyed Human Hair, Steinberg, 17th Place
That's both disgusting and beautiful... Is it even possible?
Natural Sponge, Uk, Image Of Distinction
Common Mestra Butterfly Eggs, Laid On A Leaf Of Tragia Sp., Texas, 14th Place
Stamen (Flower Organ),yahud Monsun, Image Of Distinction
Circocerus (Beetle) Head, Kiel, Image Of Distinction
So cool and colourful! Looks like a Dr. Seuss creature.
Hippocampal (Brain) Region, California, Image Of Distinction
Growing Cartilage-Like Tissue In The Lab Using Bone Stem Cells (Collagen Fibers In Green And Fat Deposits In Red), Southampton, 9th Place
Newborn Rat Cochlea With Sensory Hair Cells (Green) And Spiral Ganglion Neurons (Red), Bern, 8th Place
Simple Eyes Of Ectemnius With Condensation, Tonbridge, Image Of Destinction
Ectemnius is a genus of wasps in the family Crabronidae - Wikipedia
Pleurotaenium Ovatum, Panama, Image Of Distinction
Warp Knitted Curtain Fabric, Zwijnaarde, Honorable Mention
omg, upvote for the one thing on this list that isn't mouse parts!
Label-Free Optical Imaging Of Human Breast Tissue, Illinois, Image Of Distinction
Exaerete Frontalis From The Collections Of The Oxford University Museum Of Natural History, Ramsbury, 13th Place
Phyllobius Roboretanus (Weevil), Keszthely, 10th Place
Migrasome Of A Mouse Fibroblast Cell (L929), Beijing, Image Of Distinction
Human Tongue Blood Vessels Injected With Lead Chromate, New York, Honorable Mention
Sagittal Section Of Mouse Cerebellum (Brain), Athens, Image Of Distinction
Early Stage Development Of Alcea Rosea (An Ornamental Flower), Usa, Image Of Distinction
Prostate Cancer Cells, Usa, Image Of Distinction
Ciliated Respiratory Epithelial Cells (Yellow) And Mucus Producing Goblet Cells (Cyan), Containing Tight Junctions (Red) And Nuclei (Blue), Rotterdam, Honorable Mention
Embryonic Body Wall From A Developing Mus Musculus, Tennessee, 19th Place
Dye-Injected Hippocampal Interneuron In Mouse Brain Section, Budapest, Honorable Mention
"mom, i've dyed my hair pink, now i'm pretty" "oh honey, i've told you, it's how you are on the inside that matter" "well, gotta go to dye my hippocampal interneurons".
I'm in awe at these amazing macro collection !
These small world are fascinating, love the colorful images.
Amazing world within a world.
I'm in awe at these amazing macro collection !