Winners Of Nikon's Annual Photomicrography Contest

October 25, 2012


These are a handful of the winners from Nikon's annual photomicrography (microscope photography) competition. These are some shots of an embryonic black mastiff bat here, but I picked a couple of my other favorites and posted them after the jump. It's worth heading over to the Nikon site and checking out the whole gallery if you haven't already, as well as previous years'. It's weird how the ones I would have chosen to win are never number one. After all, I do fancy myself quite the art contest judge. "You just always pick the nude." Nuh-uh, sometimes there's even more than one. "Then it's the one with the biggest boobs." Shhhhhhhhhhh! Was it that noticeable?

Hit the jump for an ant carrying its larva in its mouth (shot at 5X), two baby spiders playing patty-cakes (6X), some coral sand (100X), and butterfly wing scales (75X).





Thanks to kaitlin, who was almost as disappointed as I was to see my "blurry grass and dirt clump" didn't even make honorable mention.

  • Guest

    "hear no evil, say no evil, see no evil." That's the impression I'm getting from these bat babies.

  • Nicholas Boyd-Gibbins
  • Bongowhack

    The bats look like Pilot from Farscape.

  • WhiteEagle2

    Baby spiders aren't so terrifiying when you can atcually see them. Opposed to when they are tiny specs crawling on you.

  • ODwanKenObi

    They actually look more terrifying to me... Unless they are radioactive, then hey chomp away and give me wall crawling powers already.

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