Microscopic photography is one of the most breathtaking and unconventionally beautiful forms of the artistic medium. In commemoration of the oft-overlooked genre, the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition has recently released its selection of 2013 contest winners. The images vary greatly in content, style, and appearance but what they do have in common is their uncanny ability to present viewers with a dynamic world that typically goes unbeknownst to the human eye. Nine images wowed judges enough to be included in the winners circle, along with one video entry. To see the video and all the honorable mentions, visit their website. Or if you’re in the mood for a road trip, they also have a traveling microscopic photography exhibit that makes stops throughout the US and Canada.
Without further ado, here are the 2013 winners of the Digital Imaging competition: