Incredible Winners of the 2017 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Lily pollen by Dr. David A. Johnston. Confocal, 63x magnification. 6th place.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Living Volvox algae releasing its daughter colonies by Jean-Marc Babalian. Differential Interference Contrast , 100x magnification. 3rd place.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Orchid cuckoo bee from the collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History by Levon Biss. Reflected light, 10x magnification. 13th place.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Abdominal proleg of a caterpillar by Dean Lerman. Reflected Light and Focus Stacking, 3.7x magnification. Image of Distinction.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Dandelion cross section showing curved stigma with pollen by Dr. Robert Markus. Confocal and Large Image Stitching, 25x magnification. Honorable mention.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Simple Eyes of digger wasp with condensation by Laurie Knight. Reflected Light, 20x magnification.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Small moth by Jan Rosenboom. Image stacking, 5x magnification. Image of Distinction.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Natural bridge connecting the abdomen and thorax of an ant by Can Tunçer. Focus stacking, 5x magnification. Image of Distinction.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Moth eggs in spider silk by Walter Piorkowski. Reflected Light and Image Stacking, 16x magnification.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2017 Winners

Titmouse down feather by Marek Miś. Polarized Light, Darkfield, 25x magnification. 16th place.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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