• Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 1st place image is The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo shot by Dr. Jennifer L. Peters and Dr. Michael R. Taylor from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. This winning image of the blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo perfectly demonstrates the intersection of art and science that drives the Nikon Small World Competition.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 2nd Place winner by Walter Piorkowski, shows Live newborn lynx spiderlings shot with Reflected Light, Fiber Optics, and Image Stacking in South Beloit, Illinois.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 3rd place image by Dr. Dylan Burnette from the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Md shows Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue).
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 4th Place image by Dr. W. Ryan Williamson from Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Virginia shows Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green).
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 5th place image by Honorio Cócera-La Parra from the Museum of Geology, Department of Geology at the University of Valencia in Valencia, Spain, shows Cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine, in Spain, shot with transmitted light.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 6th place image by Marek Mis from Suwalki, Poland shows Cosmarium sp. (desmid) near a Sphagnum sp. leaf shot by polarized light.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 7th place image by Dr. Michael John Bridge, from HSC Core Research Facilities, Cell Imaging Lab, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, shows Eye organ of a Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) third-instar larvae.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 8th place image by Gerd A. Guenther, from Dusseldorf Germany, shows Pleurobrachia sp. (sea gooseberry) larva by Differential Interference Contrast.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 9th place image by Geir Drange from Asker Norway shows Myrmica sp. (an ant) carrying its larva shown by reflected light and image Stacking.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 10th place image by Dr. Alvaro Migotto from the University of São Paulo Centro de Biologia Marinha in São Paulo, Brazil shows a Brittle star Stereomicroscopy, Darkfield.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 11th place image by Jessica Von Stetina, from Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts shows a Single optical section through the tip of the gut of a Drosophila melanogaster larva expressing a reporter for Notch signaling pathway activity (green), and stained with cytoskeletal (red) and nuclear (blue) markers.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 12th place image by Esra Guc from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland shows a 3D lymphangiogenesis assay. Cells sprout from dextran beads embedded in fibrin gel seen with Fluorescence and Confocal.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 13th place winner by Dr. Diana Lipscomb, from the Department of Biological Sciences at George Washington University in Washington DC, shows a Sonderia sp. (a ciliate that preys upon various algae, diatoms, and cyanobacteria) seen with nomarski interference contrast.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    This 14th placed image by José R. Almodóvar Rivera from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Biology Department in Mayaguez Puerto Rico, shows a Pistil of Adenium obesum.
  • Photo Winners from Nikons Small World Contest

    15th Place winner shows a section of a coccinella leg (ladybug) and was shot by Andrea Genre from the Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology at University of Turin in Italy. <a href="http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/" target="external">Click Here to see more Images from Nikon's Small World</a>
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