The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, is an annual contest for photomicrographs, or images taken through a microscope. Here are few of the winners.
This photograph of a bird of paradise seed (Strelitzia reginae) at 10 times the normal size won fifth place. It was taken by Viktor Sykora of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
This photograph of crystallized soy sauce magnified 16 times won 10th place. It was taken by Yanping Wang of the Beijing Planetarium in Beijing, China.
This photograph of Tortula papillosa moss magnified 20 times was awarded an Image of Distinction. It was taken by Christian Gautier of the Biosphoto Agency in Le Mans, France.
This photograph of a snowflake magnified 40 times was awarded an Image of Distinction. It was taken by Pekka Honkakoski of Sonkajarvi, Finland.
This photograph of a Reakirt’s blue butterfly (Hemiargus isola) egg on a pink powderpuff bud (Mimosa strigillosa) magnified 6 times was awarded an Image of Distinction. It was taken by David Millard of Austin, Texas.