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Behold a world of microscopic excellence with the 2014 Nikon Small World contest.  40 years running, the competition highlights the amazing world of photography taken under the microscope.  Winners are set to be announced October 30th and the competition has received over 1,200 entries from over 79 different countries around the world.

Mr. Charles Krebs, Charles Krebs Photography
Issaquah, Washington, USA
Chrysochroa buqueti (jewel beetle) carapace, near eye
Diffused, Reflected Illumination 450X 
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)

 

Dr. Sabrina Kaul, University of Vienna Vienna
Austria Larval stage of the acorn worm Balanoglossus misaki ensis, dorsal view, showing cell borders, muscles and apical eye spots
Confocal 10X
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)

 

Mr. Jacek Myslowski 
Wloclawek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland 
Acari (arachnid) Polarized Light, Oblique 100X
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)

 

Servei de Microscòpia, Universitat Autònoma
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) ovary fixed and stained to show lectins (red) and nuclei (blue)
Confocal laser scanning microscopy 63X 
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)

 

Mr. Fabrice Parais 
DREAL de Basse-Normandie 
Caen, France 
Air pearl in the middle of larva Stratiomyidae resp iratory fringe (Diptera aquatic larva)
Stereomicroscopy 30X
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)

 

Mr. Jens H. Petersen 
MycoKey Ebeltoft, Denmark 
Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel) 
Macroscopy 80X
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)

 

Mr. Rogelio Moreno
Panama
Ceriodaphnia sp. (water flea)
Darkfield 20X 
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)

 

Mr. Charles Krebs
Charles Krebs Photography
Issaquah, Washington, USA
Chrysochroa buqueti (jewel beetle) carapace, near eye
Diffused, Reflected Illumination 450X 
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)

 

Dr. Philipp Keller 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 
Ashburn, Virginia, USA 
Live zebrafish embryo at 22 hours post-fertilization SiMView Light-Sheet Microscopy 0X
(courtesy of Nikon Small World)