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2016 Nikon Macro Photography Contest Winners – 50 Photos You’ve Never Seen Before

2016 annual Small World Photomicrography competition winners have announced by Nikon. Here we showcase 50 stunning photographs. The competition is in its 42nd year and this year over 2000 people from 70 countries entered.

Pphotomicrography is the practice of taking a photograph through a microscope or similar magnifying device in order to capture the intricate details of things invisible to the human eye. The categories are divided into winners, honorable mentions, and images of distinction, and you can find the full list on the Nikon Small World website.

#1 First Place. Four-Day-Old Zebrafish Embryo

Dr. Oscar Ruiz

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#2 Second Place. Polished Slab Of Teepee Canyon Agate

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Douglas L. Moore

 

#3 Third Place. Brain Cells From Skin Cells

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Rebecca Nutbrown

#4 Fourth Place. Butterfly Proboscis

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Jochen Schroeder

#5 Fifth Place. Front Foot (Tarsus) Of A Male Diving Beetle

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Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

#6 Sixth Place. Air Bubbles Formed From Melted Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystals

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Marek Mis

#7 Seventh Place. Leaves Of Selaginella

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Dr. David Maitland

#8 Eighth Place. Wildflower Stamens

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Samuel Silberman

#9 Ninth Place. Espresso Coffee Crystals

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Vin Kitayama & Sanae Kitayama

#10 Tenth Place. Frontonia (Showing Ingested Food, Cilia, Mouth And Trichocysts)

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Rogelio Moreno Gill

#11 Eyes Of A Jumping Spider

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Yousef Al Habshi

#12 Nineteenth Place. Human Neural Rosette Primordial Brain Cells

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Dr. Gist F. Croft

#13 Eleventh Place. Scales Of A Butterfly Wing Underside

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Francis Sneyers

#14 Thirteenth Place. Poison Fangs Of A Centipede

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Walter Piorkowski

#15 Retinal Ganglion Cells In The Whole-Mounted Mouse Retina

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Dr. Keunyoung Kim

#16 Goatsbeard Flower

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Dr. Csaba Pintér

#17 Caudal Gill Of A Dragonfly Larva

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Marek Miś

#18 Hippocampal Neurons

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Dr. Wutian Wu

#19 Jellyfish

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Teresa Zgoda

Twelfth Place. Human Hela Cell Undergoing Cell Division

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Dr. Dylan Burnette