Nikon Small World 2013

13rd Place winner of the 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition, a 20x close-up of a marine worm by Dr. Alvaro Esteves Migotto, of the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Centro de Biologia Marinha, Brazil. (Dr. Alvaro Esteves Migotto)

First place winner in the competition, this image depicts a colonial plankton organism, Chaetoceros debilis (marine diatom), magnified 250x by Wim van Egmond, of the Micropolitan Museum, Berkel en Rodenrijs, Zuid Holland, Netherlands. (Wim van Egmond)

Honorable Mention: This 100X image of an adult mouse foot showing blood vessels, immune cells and soft tissues, by Dr. Andrew J. Woolley, Himanshi Desai and Kevin Otto, Purdue University, Indiana. (Dr. Andrew J. Woolley, Himanshi Desai and Kevin Otto)
Image of Distinction: A 4x image of a worker ant, (Aphaenogaster senilis) by Dimitri Seeboruth, from Paris, France. (Dimitri Seeboruth)

Image of Distinction: A 6.6x image of a benthic fish egg cluster, by Dr. Jaime Gomez-Gutierrez, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Mexico. (Dr. Jaime Gomez-Gutierrez)

Honorable Mention: A 200x view of the radula (rasping organ) of the mollusc Buccinum undatum (Common Whelk), by Dr. David Maitland, from Feltwell, Norfolk, UK. (Dr. David Maitland)

Image of Distinction: An image of primary rat brain astrocytes cultured in a SynVivo BBB (blood-brain barrier) device, by Ashley M. Smith, CFD Research Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama. (Ashley M. Smith)

Image of Distinction: A 20X view of silicon nanocrystals in silicon dioxide, by Jan Valenta and Benjamin Bruhn, Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Czech Republic. (Jan Valenta and Benjamin Bruhn)

This image of an annelid larva magnified 100x, by Christian Sardet, of the Department of Life Sciences, Center National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, took 18th Place. (Christian Sardet)

A 10x view of the buckling of a hydrogel bilayer due to swelling, by Catherine Russell and Dayong Chen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering. (Catherine Russell and Dayong Chen)

Image of Distinction: A 40X view of abdominal segments of Diptera Blephariceridae larvae, by Fabrice Parais, of DREAL de Basse-Normandie, France. (Fabrice Parais)

Image of Distinction: A 60X view of a clam glochidia (larva), by Mark A. Sanders, of the University Imaging Centers, University of Minnesota. (Mark A. Sanders)

Honorable Mention: A 40x view of the crystallization of tartrazine (dye primarily used as a food coloring), by Frederic Labaune, Education Nationale, Auxonne, France. (Frederic Labaune)

Image of Distinction: A 50x image showing a cross-cut through an assembly of two dark-brown fiber-reinforced composite pieces, which are bonded together with gray adhesive and back-filled with a blue mass of composite material, by Peter Pook, Composites Atlantic Ltd., Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. (Peter Pook)

Image of Distinction: A 200x magnified view of Daphnia magna (a freshwater flea), by Jerzy Rojkowski, from Krakow, Poland. (Jerzy Rojkowski)

This 7th place winner by Dr. Jan Michels, from Kiel, Germany, shows a 20x magnification of the adhesive pad on a foreleg of Coccinella septempunctata (ladybird beetle). (Dr. Jan Michels)



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