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September 23, 2006

Small World winners announced

image from Nikon's smallworld competition

A small...I mean really small... bit o'beauty for your weekend. Nikon has announced this year's winners of their Small World photography competition. Nikon (which makes a lot of high end equipment for photomicrography) has held this contest for more than 30 years (see past winners here), and this year's winners are another jaw-dropping collection of the weird, colorful, and beautiful. This year's grand prize winner is a stunning blue photograph of a tiny section of a mouse's colon. (The shot above is the second place winner, of some cyanobacteria and a diatom).

A photo exhibit of the winners will be touring science museums in the U.S. and Canada in the coming year, and Nikon's putting out a calendar of the winners.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at September 23, 2006 10:35 AM