Saturday, October 23, 2010

a small small world (with many insects)

Well This year's Nikon's Small World Photomicrography Competition had many stunning images submitted this year with a whole host of fantastical winners, including quite a few from - you guessed it - the insect world. Check out some of them below:

The Grand prize Winner! Seems like Nikon judges favor a certain aesthetic formalism?
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Jonas King
Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Anopheles gambiae (mosquito) heart (100x)
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Charles Krebs
Charles Krebs Photography
Issaquah, Washington, USA
Ichneumon wasp compound eye and antenna base (40x)

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Riccardo Taiariol
La Spezia, SP, Italy
Wasp nest (10x)
Dr. Tomas Cabello
Universidad of Almería
Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Apterous Aphis fabae (black bean aphid) female with offspring inside the body (40x)

To see many of the other stunning winners, browse the gallery!


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