The Nikon Small World Competition started in 1975 and allowed photographers to become familiar with the ‘tiny’ world. It emerged as a platform to express appreciation at the efforts taken to click these extremely difficult pictures. These pictures reveal the small world that lives, hidden to our naked eye, and yet being utterly beautiful.
The photographers behind the stunning pictures are from all walks of life including researchers, artists, scientists, educators, and countless other ordinary individuals. What joins them is their extraordinary and insatiable curiosity of the small world that is all around us but remains in hiding.
Each post is a colorful testimony to the unique perspective on microscopy, the process behind it and the inspiration that makes them be a part of the Nikon Small World Competition.
This competition brings together people who succeed in bringing the mystery of the microscopic world of science to a perceptible level. It thus enables both the expert and the layman to make sense of, appreciate, and comprehend this world.
The Nikon Small World Competition allows us to take an immediate and personal look into the incredible splendorous and magnificent world of photomicrography.
Here are a few of these wonders:
2.Pregnant Daphnia Magna (Small Planktonic Crustacean)
3.Small White Hair Spider
4.Cuprite (Mineral Composed Of Copper Oxide)
5. Blood Vessels Of A Murine (Mouse) Following A Heart Attack
6. Mosquito Larva
7. Chinese Red Carnation Stamen
8. Frozen Water Droplet
9. Octopus Bimaculoides Embryo
10. Depth-Color Projections Of Three Stentors (Single-Cell Freshwater Protozoans)
11. House Fly Compound Eye Pattern
12. Female Oxyopes Dumonti (Lynx) Spider
13. Male Mosquito
15. Fluorescent Turtle Embryo
Aren’t they just amazing?
Credit: Nikon Small World