Every year Nikon Hold Small World Photomicrography Competition for the last 43 years, in which scientists, doctors and enthusiasts submit their best work for consideration. With over 2,000 entries from 88 countries, the 2017 competition shows a wide array of subjects and techniques. For those of you who don’t know, photomicrography is the practice of taking a photograph through a microscope or similar magnifying device in order to capture the intricate details of things invisible to the human eye.
This year, top prize went to Dr. Bram van den Broek of the Netherlands Cancer Institute for his image of a skin cell expressing an excessive amount of keratin.
#1 Jumping Spider, Istanbul, Honorable Mention
#2 Paracetamol (Common Painkiller) 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