Photo: Wim van Egmond/Nikon Small World
Small World contest winner
Nikon’s Small World competition honors images of objects too small for the unaided eye to see. Wim van Egmond, a photographer from The Netherlands, won first place in the 2013 contest for his image of Chaetoceros debilis, a colonial diatom, a type of algae.
Photo: Joseph Corbo/Nikon Small World
This year's second prize went to Joseph Corbo,for his photo of a painted turtle's retina, the light-sensitive membrane inside the eye.
Photo: Alvaro Esteves Migotto/Nikon Small World
Alvaro Migotto, a researcher at the University of São Paulo, took home third prize for his magnified image of a marine worm.
Photo: Rogelio Moreno Gill/Nikon Small World
Rogelio Moreno Gill created this photo of a Paramecium, showing the nucleus, mouth and water expulsion vacuoles.
Photo: Kieran Boyle/Nikon Small World
Kieran Boyle's award-winning image shows a hippocampal neuron receiving excitatory contacts.
Photo: Dorit Hockman/Nikon Small World
Dorit Hockman is credited for this amazing view of a veiled chameleon embryo, showing cartilage in blue and bone in red.
Photo: Jan Michels/Nikon Small World
You've never seen a ladybug like this. The contest's seventh prize went to Jan Michels, who took this image of an adhesive pad on a foreleg of ladybird beetle, or Coccinella septempunctata.
Photo: Magdalena Turzańska/Getty Images
This photomicrograph shows a leafy liverwort plant and cyanobacteria, and earned Magdalena Turzańska the eighth prize.
Photo: Mark A. Sanders/Nikon Small World
This haunting photomicrograph of an insect wrapped in a spider web was taken by Mark A. Sanders.
Photo: Ted Kinsman/Nikon Small World
Ted Kinsman took this photograph of this section of a dinosaur bone that has been preserved in clear agate.
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