Cover: Octopus embryo by Martyna Lukoseviciute and Dr. Carrie Albertin

Most Amazing Pictures of 2019’s Photomicrography Competition

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 …

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Year’s Best Biological Photos Capture the Artistry of Science and Photos by Igor Siwanowicz

 Photos by Igor Siwanowicz Photographer and neurobiologist Igor Siwanowicz captures the striking complexity of insects using a laser-scanning microscope. “His brilliantly colored images show the tree-like structures of moth antennas, the wild details of barnacle legs, and the otherworldly shapes of plant spores. The photos are made with a confocal laser-scanning microscope capable of ‘seeing’ …

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