The Stunning Winners Of Nikon’s Small World Competition


2008

Pleurosigma

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Pleurosigma (200x) by Michael J. Stringer

Taken from a mud sample on Two Tree Island in the River Thames, Pleurosigma marine diatoms are a very common algal phytoplankton.


2009

Arabidopsis thaliana 

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Arabidopsis thaliana anther (20x) by Dr. Heiti Paves

The male reproductive organ of the tiny thale cress plant.


2010

Anopheles gambiae

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Anopheles gambiae heart (100x) by Jonas King

This image shows the incredibly intricate structure of a mosquito heart.


2011

Chrysopa larva

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Portrait of a Chrysopa larva (20x) by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

The subject for this picture, a green lacewing larva, was caught after biting the photographer.


2012

Blood Brain Barrier

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The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo (20x) by Dr. Jennifer L. Peters & Dr. Michael R. Taylor

Using specially-bred fish and dyes to highlight particular areas of interest, this year’s winner illuminates the function and development of the blood brain barrier.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. A graduate student in New York, Savannah enjoys all things musical and political.
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