Topics » Science & Technology   Nov. 15, 2010

Photo Essay: Nikon Small World Photography Competition Winners

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Behold the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, an annual contest for photomicrographs, or images taken through a microscope. The contest's subtext is that a high-powered lens can reveal an unseen natural world in breathtaking detail. Open to hobbyists and researchers, Nikon received more than 2,000 photo entries for this year's contest. Here are few of the winners.

This photograph of a mosquito magnified 100 times won first prize. It was taken by Jonas King of Vanderbilt University.