Most Amazing Pictures of 2019’s Photomicrography Competition

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1st Place – Fluorescent turtle embryo by Teresa Zgoda and Teresa Kugler
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2nd Place: Depth-color coded projections of three stentors (single-cell freshwater protozoans) by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
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3rd Place: Daniel Smith Paredes & Dr. Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar: Alligator embryo developing nerves and skeleton
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   4th Place: Male mosquito by Jan Rosenboom
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9th Place: Tulip bud cross section by Andrei Savitsky
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17th Place: Vitamin C by Karl Deckart
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16th Place:Housefly compound eye pattern by Dr. Razvan Cornel Constantin
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Honorable Mentions: Fossil ammonites by Dr. Balint Markus
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Honorable Mentions: Molten caffeine by Thomas Borowitz
Cover: Octopus embryo by Martyna Lukoseviciute and Dr. Carrie Albertin
19th Place: Octopus embryo by Martyna Lukoseviciute and Dr. Carrie Albertin
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14th Place:Female Oxyopes dumonti (lynx) spider by Antoine Franck
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15th Place:Pregnant Daphnia magna (small planktonic crustacean) by Marek Miś
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Images of Distinction: Stomoxys calcitrans (stable fly) by Özgür Kerem Bulur
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Images of Distinction: Crystallized amino acids L-glutamine and beta-alanine

Most Amazing Pictures of 2019’s Nikon Photomicrography Competition.

 

Nikon’s annual  Small World photo competition highlights the beautiful elements of nature that can only be seen through the lens of a microscope.

Now in its 45th year, the competition drew more than 2,000 entries from scientists in over a hundred countries, which were narrowed to the 20 winners announced today.

The first prize went to this image of a turtle embryo, shot by microscopy technician Teresa Zgoda and recent university graduate Teresa Kugler, using a combination of fluorescence and stereomicroscopy. The striking capture beautifully combines their passion for art and science.

They captured the image using fluorescence and stereo microscopy and image-stitching.

Kugler said: “Microscopy lets us zoom in on the smallest organisms and building blocks that comprise our world – giving us a profound appreciation for the small things in life that far too often go unnoticed.”

Zgoda added: “We are inspired by the beautiful images we see through the microscope.

“It’s humbling and deeply fulfilling to be able to share that science with other people.”

H/T: Fast Company

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