11 Stunning Microscopic Photos

1.

Subject: Section of a Coccinella (ladybug) leg
Photographer: Andrea Genre, Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Italy
Magnification: 10x

2.

Subject: Pistil of the flower of Adenium obesum
Photographer: José R. Almodovar Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Magnification: 10x

3.

Subject: Cosmarium sp. (desmid) near a Sphagnum sp. leaf
Photographer: Marek Mis, Marek Mis Photography, Suwalki, Poland
Magnification: 100x

4.

Subject: Brittle star
Photographer: Alvaro Migotto, University of São Paulo, Centro de Biologia Marinha, São Paulo Brazil
Magnification: 8x

5.

Subject: Stinging nettle trichome on leaf vein
Photographer: Charles Krebs, Charles Krebs Photography, Issaquah, Washington
Magnification: 100x

6.

Subject: The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo
Photographers: Dr. Jennifer L. Peters and Dr. Michael R. Taylor, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Magnification: 20x

7.

Subject: Pleurobrachia sp. (sea gooseberry) larva
Photographer: Gerd A. Guenther, Düsseldorf, Germany
Magnification: 500x

8.

Subject: Cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine, Spain
Photographer: Honorio Cócera, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Magnification: 18x

9.

Subject: Sonderia sp. (a ciliate that preys upon various algae, diatoms, and cyanobacteria)
Photographer: Diana Lipscomb, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Magnification: 400x

10.

Subject: Eye organ of a Drosophila melanogaster (third-instar larvae)
Photographer: Michael Bridge, HSC Core Research Facilities — Cell Imaging Lab, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Magnification: 60x

11.

Subject: Coral sand
Photographer: David Maitland, Feltwell, United Kingdom
Magnification: 100x

You can see the rest of this year’s top 20 entries at Wired Science, and more entries and details at Nikon’s contest site.

H/t to Betsy Mason, the editor of Wired Science.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rsultan/11-stunning-microscopic-photos

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