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Nikon Small World Competition 2010

Nikon Small World Competition 2010 photography Dr. Rong Wen

Cacodylic acid crystals (100x), Photo by Dr. Rong Wen

Now in its 36th year, the Nikon Small World competition is widely regarded as the leading forum to recognize proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. To select the winners, competition judges analyzed more than 2,000 micrographs from all over the world, covering subject ranging from chemical compounds to up-close-and-personal looks at biological specimens. Judges for 2010 included Jeremy Kaplan, Science & Technology Editor, FoxNews.com, Betsy Mason, Science Editor, Wired.com, Alison J. North, Ph.D., Director of the Bio-Imaging Resource Center and Shirley A. Owens, Ph.D., Retired Director of the Confocal Lab in the Center for Advanced Microscopy, Michigan State University. This is a selection of Winners, Honorable Mentions and Images of Distinction.

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Air bubble in Carbopol gel sample (300x), Photo by Jerzy Gubernator

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Crystallized melt of resorcinal and carbon tetrabromide (33x), Photo by Dr. John Hart

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Divaricatic acid from Evernia divaricata (lichen), recrystallized from acetone (10x), Photo by Dr. Ralf Wagner

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Penicillin (sodium salt) recrystallized from mixed solvents (60x), Photo by Thomas Deerinck

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Anopheles (mosquito) eye (20x), Photo by Dr. Marie Andersson

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Crystallized soy sauce (16x), Photo by Yanping Wang

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Sodium saccharin crystals (100x), Photo by Darryl Hover

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) intestine (800x), Photo by Dr. Paul Appleton and Ian Newton

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Mesocriconema sp. (ring nematode) (1000x), Photo by Dr. Jonathan Eisenback

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Crystallized melt of sulfur and acetanilide (10x), Photo by Dr. John Hart

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Soap film (150x), Photo by Gerd Guenther

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Polished Mexican fire agate (4x), Photo by Thomas Shearer

Nikon Small World 2010 photography competition

Potassium ferricyanide (40x), Photo by Stefan Eberhard