20 Winning Shots From Nikon’s Small World Competition 2023

Published 7 months ago

Nikon’s Small World Competition has once again unveiled the hidden wonders of our world through the lens of a microscope. In 2023, this prestigious competition continued its tradition of celebrating the artistry and scientific significance of microscopy.

The winning shots from this year’s competition are a testament to the incredible beauty and complexity that lies beneath the surface. From vibrant biological specimens to captivating chemical structures, these images showcase the diverse and mesmerizing world of microphotography.

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#1 Hassanain Qambari, 1st place

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“Rodent optic nerve head showing astrocytes, contractile proteins and retinal vasculature”

#2 Ole Bielfeldt, 2nd place

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“Match igniting on the friction surface of the box”

#3 Malgorzata Lisowska, 3rd place

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“Breast cancer cells”

#4 John-Oliver Dum, 4th place

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“Poisonous fangs of a small tarantula”

#5 Dr. David Maitland, 5th place

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“Auto-fluorescent defensive hairs covering the surface of Eleagnus angustifolia leaves exposed to UV rays”

#6 Timothy Boomer, 6th place

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“Slime mold showing hair fibers through its translucent peridium”

#7 Dr. Grigorii Timin, 7th place

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“Mouse embryo”

#8 Stefan Eberhard, 8th place

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“Caffeine crystals”

#9 Vaibhav Deshmukh, 9th place

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“ Cytoskeleton of a dividing myoblast; tubulin, F-actin and nucleus “

#10 Melinda Beccari, 10th place

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“Motor neurons cultured in a microfluidic device for separation of cell bodies and axons”

#11 Dr. Diego García, 11th place

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“Crystallized sugar syrup”

#12 Sherif Abdallah Ahmed, 12th place

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“Cuckoo wasp standing on a flower”

#13 Satu Pavonalo, 13th place

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“Blood and lymphatic vascular systems in the ear skin of an adult mouse”

#14 John-Oliver Dum, 14th place

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“Sunflower pollen on an acupuncture needle”

#15 Dr. Pichaya Lertvilai, 15th place

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“Fluorescent image of an Acropora sp. showing individual polyps with symbiotic zooxanthellae”

#16 Dr. Diego García, 16th place

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“Carbon nanotubes”

#17 Yuan Ji, 17th place

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“Chinese Moon Moth”

#18 Scott Peterson, 18th place

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“ A cryptocrystalline micrometeorite resting on a No. 80 test sieve ”

#19 Marek Miś, 19th place

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“Peace Lily Stomata”

#20 Daniel Castranova, 20th place

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“ Adult transgenic zebrafish head showing blood vessels (blue), lymphatic vessels (yellow), and skin and scales (magenta) ”

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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