October 24, 2010
The Wired Science blog is undoubtedly one of the best science blogs on the net, being accessible for the laymen but diverse and in-depth enough to keep all interest-levels happy. Last week, however, one post stood out among the rest. The announcement of the top 20 microscopic photographs in the 36th annual Nikon Small World competition.
‘The image, which used flourescence technology to highlight different parts of the specimen, stood out as one of the most beautiful of the entries. And it also had scientific merit as part of the photographer’s research on how mosquitoes carry and spread disease.’
Below is a pick of my personal favourites but you can take a look for yourself at the Wired Science blog.
|Ichneumon wasp compound eye and antenna base (40X), Reflected (Episcopic) Light Illumination|
|Telophase HeLa (cancer) cells expressing Aurora B-EGFP (green) (100X)|
|Zebra Fish olfactory bulbs (250x)|
|Ctenocephalides canis (flea) (20X)|
...and if you can’t get enough of photomicrography, you can visit the Nikon Small World website.
All images courtesy of Nikon Small World
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