Sometimes bigger is better. However, other times it’s all about the details. Thus, as you can see from the winners of Nikon ‘s 2017 Small World Photomicrography competition, it doesn’t get more detailed than this.
The competition successfully reaches its 43rd year. It attracts doctors, scientists and macro photography lovers from all over the world. More than 2000 people from 88 countries submitted their work for consideration this year.
For those of you who don’t know, photomicrography is the practice of taking a photograph through a microscope or similar magnifying device. In this way, one can capture the intricate details of things invisible to our eye.
This year’s top prize went to researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, BioImaging Facility & Department of Cell Biology. These fellows captured something called “immortalised human skin cells expressing fluorescently tagged keratin“. We give you that, whatever it is, along with the rest of the winners.
Awards’ categories are divided into winners, honorable mentions, and images of distinction. You can find the full list on the Nikon Small World website.
So, here are Nikon ‘s 2017 Small World Photomicrography winners!
#1. Jumping spider, Istanbul, Honorable Mention
#2. Paracetamol crystals, Finland, Image Of Distinction
#3. Living Volvox Algae releasing its daughter colonies, Nantes, 3rd Place
#4. The head of a Pork Tapeworm, New York, 4th Place
#5. Plastic fracturing on credit card hologram, Texas, 11th Place