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Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Nikon’s 2023 Small World Competition

Rodent optic nerve head showing astrocytes (yellow), contractile proteins (red) and retinal vasculature (green) by Hassanain Qambari & Jayden Dickson
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The Photomicrography Competition has dramatically revealed its champions, with Hassanain Qambari taking the coveted crown for his enchanting rendition of a rodent’s optic nerve head, an image that seemed to dance with the very essence of life.

Born in the creative cauldron of 1975, the Nikon Small World Competition was a dream nurtured to honor the pioneers of light microscope photography. Over the years, it has evolved into a majestic theater curating the amazing masterpieces of photomicrographers from a kaleidoscope of scientific fields. This year, the competition reached a thunderous crescendo, welcoming nearly 1,900 captivating snapshots from 72 nations. It’s more than a contest; it’s a global carnival of microscopic artistry, where the invisible becomes impossibly vivid.

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Matchstick igniting by the friction surface of the box by Ole Bielfeldt
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Breast cancer cells by Malgorzata Lisowska
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Venomous fangs of a small tarantula by John-Oliver Dum
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Auto-fluorescing defensive hairs covering the leaf surface of Eleagnus angustifolia exposed to UV light by Dr. David Maitland
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Slime mold (Comatricha nigra) showing capillitial fibers through its translucent peridium by Timothy Boomer
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Mouse embryo by Dr. Grigorii Timin & Dr. Michel Milinkovitch
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Caffeine crystals by Stefan Eberhard
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Cytoskeleton of a dividing myoblast; tubulin (cyan), F-actin (orange) and nucleus (magenta) by Vaibhav Deshmukh
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Motor neurons grown in microfluidic device for separation of cell bodies (top) and axons (bottom). Green – microtubules; Red – growth cones (actin) by Melinda Beccari & Dr. Don W. Cleveland
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Crystallized sugar syrup by Dr. Diego García
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Cuckoo wasp standing on a flower by Sherif Abdallah Ahmed
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Blood and lymphatic vasculatures in the ear skin of an adult mouse by Satu Paavonsalo & Dr. Sinem Karaman
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Sunflower pollen on an acupuncture needle by John-Oliver Dum
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Fluorescent image of an Acropora sp. showing individual polyps with symbiotic zooxanthellae by Dr. Pichaya Lertvilai
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Carbon nanotubes by Dr. Diego García
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Chinese moon moth (Actias ningpoana) wing scales by Yuan Ji
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A cryptocrystalline micrometeorite resting on a #80 testing sieve by Scott Peterson
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Stomata in peace lily (Spathiphyllum sp.) leaf epidermis by Marek Miś
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Adult transgenic zebrafish head showing blood vessels (blue), lymphatic vessels (yellow), and the skin and scales (magenta) by Daniel Castranova & Dr. Brant M. Weinstein
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