Nikon Small World 2013

1Image of Distinction: A 100x view of a polished section of fossilized permocarbonian horsetail by Dr. Josef Spacek, University Hospital, Department of Pathology, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. (Dr. Josef Spacek)

Taking 16th place, this 5x image of a sheet weaver spider (Pityohyphantes phrygianus), with a parasitic wasp larva on the abdomen, taken by Geir Drange from Asker, Norway. (Geir Drange)

Image of Distinction: An ascorbic acid (vitamin C) crystal, magnified 100X, by Raul M. Gonzalez from Mexico City, Mexico. (Raul M. Gonzalez)

Image of Distinction: A 3D reconstruction of a rabbit embryo (Oryctolagus cuniculus), close to term, obtained with a custom built Optical Projection microTomography setup by Dr. Gabriel G. Marins and Rob Bryson-Richardson, of the Centro de Biologia Ambiental/Faculdade de Ciencias Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. (Dr. Gabriel G. Marins and Rob Bryson-Richardson)

In 20th place, an image of the explosive dynamics of sugar transport in fat cells, by Dr. James Burchfield of the Garvan Institute, Sydney, Australia. (Dr. James Burchfield)

8th place winner, a 50x image of Barbilophozia sp. (a leafy liverwort, bryophyte plant) and cyanobacteria, by Magdalena Turzanska, of the Institute of Experimental Biology, University of Wroclaw, Poland. (Magdalena Turzanska)

Image of Distinction: Magnified 100x, an image of pearceite, an uncommon silver mineral, in beautiful hexagonal crystals, from a copper mine in Spain, by Dr. Cesar Menor Salvan, Centro de Astrobiologia, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, Madrid, Spain. (Dr. Cesar Menor Salvan)

Honorable Mention: A 10x magnified image of a flat bark beetle, showing part of the head and prothorax with phoretic mites, by Nikola Rahme, from Budapest, Hungary. (Nikola Rahme)

10th Place, a 10x image of a thin section of a dinosaur bone preserved in clear agate, by Ted Kinsman, of the Department of Imaging and Photo Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. (Ted Kinsman)

Image of Distinction: From Magdalena Turzanska, of the University of Wroclaw, Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland, a 50X image of Lepidozia reptans (a leafy liverwort, bryophyte plant) ventral side of pinnately branched stem. (Magdalena Turzanska)

Image of Distinction: Dew on a spiderweb, by Massimo Brizzi, from Empoli, Firenze, Italy. (Massimo Brizzi)

14th place winner: An image of peripheral nerves in E11.5 mouse embryo by Mr. Zhong Hua, of the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland. (Zhong Hua)

Honorable Mention: A 200X image of a crystal formation of sulfosalicylic acid, by Thomas Balla, from Fort Collins, Colorado. (Thomas Balla)

Image of Distinction: A 100X view of Polypodium virginianum (fern) sorus, by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Virginia. (Dr. Igor Siwanowicz)

Taking 4th place, a 40x image of Paramecium sp. showing the nucleus, mouth and water expulsion vacuoles, by Rogelio Moreno Gill, from Panama City, Panama. (Rogelio Moreno Gill)

Winner of 6th place, an image of a Chamaeleo calyptratus (veiled chameleon), embryo showing cartilage (blue) and bone (red), by Dorit Hockman, of the University of Cambridge, UK (Dorit Hockman)



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