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Nikon Small World Big Pictures - Winners Announced

Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science. Now the winners have been announced for 2010, take a look at these stunning images, we have listed the top 10. 

1st Place, 2010

Jonas King
Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Anopheles gambiae (mosquito) heart (100x)

2nd Place, 2010

Dr. Hideo Otsuna
University of Utah Medical Center
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
5-day old zebrafish head (20x)

3rd Place, 2010

Oliver Braubach
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Zebrafish olfactory bulbs (250x)

4th Place, 2010

Riccardo Taiariol
La Spezia, SP, Italy
Wasp nest (10x)
Extended Depth of Field Stereomicrosc

5th Place, 2010

Viktor Sykora
Institute of Pathophysiology, First Medical Faculty
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Strelitzia reginae (bird of paradise) seed (10x)

6th Place, 2010

Dr. John Huisman
Murdoch University
School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
Martensia sp. (red seaweed), living specimen (40x)

7th Place, 2010

Yongli Shan
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA
Endothelial cell attached to synthetic microfibers, stained with microtubules, F-actin and nuclei (2500x)
Fluorescence, Confocal

8th Place, 2010

Honorio Cocera-La Parra
Geology Museum, University of Valencia
Benetusser, Valencia, Spain
Cacoxenite (mineral) (18x)
Reflected light

9th Place, 2010

Dr. Duane Harland
AgResearch Ltd.
Lincoln, New Zealand
Ctenocephalides canis (flea) (20x)

10th Place, 2010

Yanping Wang
Beijing Planetarium
Beijing, China
Crystallized soy sauce (16x)
Reflected and Transmitted Light

To view all the winners click here to view the Nikon Small World website.


  1. Check out 33 years of small world winners:

    Amazing !


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