Olympus Image of the Year Award 2021 has announced the winners of its annual photography competition that recognizes the best worldwide talent in life science photos taken with a microscope.
The global winning image was taken by Jan Martinek (Czech Republic).
Arabidopsis thaliana flower with pollen tubes growing through the pistil. The flower tissues were chemically cleared to become transparent, while the pollen tubes were stained with aniline blue (yellow fluorescence) in order to be seen. Continue reading »
Microscope images forge an extraordinary bond between science and art, said Hidenao Tsuchiya, Olympus America’s Vice President and General Manager for the Scientific Equipment Group. We founded this competition to focus on the fascinating stories coming out of today’s life science research laboratories. The thousands of images that people have shared with the competition over the years reflect some of the most exciting work going on in research today – work that can help shed light on the living universe and ultimately save lives. We look at BioScapes and these beautiful images as sources of education and inspiration to us and the world.
Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia
Specimen: Colonial rotifers showing eyespots and corona, magnification 200x – 500x.
Technique: Differential interference contrast Continue reading »