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Nikon Small World (Opens July 30)

July 30—December 7, 2018

Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. See the incredible award-winning images from the annual Photomicrography Competition, included with general admission.

Since the inaugural competition in 1975, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.“Each year we are blown away by the incredible quality and quantity of microscopic images submitted from all over the world, from scientists, artists, and photomicrographers of all levels and backgrounds. This year was certainly no exception,” said Eric Flem, Communications Manager, Nikon Instruments. “Judges had their work cut out for them in narrowing down from such a rich pool of applicants, and we are so pleased with the results. Each of these winning images exhibits the exemplary technique, scientific discipline and artistry for which Nikon Small World is known.”


Top Five Images in the 2017 Photomicrography Competition:

1. Bram van den Broek, Andriy Volkov, Kees Jalink, Reinhard Windoffer, Nicole Schwarz, Immortalized human skin cells (HaCaT keratinocytes) expressing fluorescently tagged keratin (40x), pictured
2. Havi Sarfaty
, Senecio vulgaris (a flowering plant) seed head (2x)
3. Jean-Marc Babalian, Living Volvox algae releasing its daughter colonies (100x)
4. Teresa Zgoda, Taenia solium (tapeworm) everted scolex (200x)
5. Dean Lerman, Mold on a tomato (3.9x)

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