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Microscopic art contest winners announced

It’s a shame that all data is not as pretty as the images in the Small World Microtography Competition, a 36-year-old award sponsored by Nikon. This year’s winner is Vanderbilt University biologist Jonas King’s image of mosquito hearts, magnified 100 times and pictured below.

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Second place went to Hideo Otsuna, of the University of Utah Medical Center, for his image of a 5-day-old zebrafish head (below), magnified 20 times and captured on a confocal microscope.

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Cell biologists aren’t the only winning entrants. Riccardo Taiariol, of La Spezia, SP, Italy, took fourth place with his stereomicroscope image of a wasp’s nest, magnified 10 times and shown below.

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Duane Harland, of AgResearch Ltd. in New Zealand, takes an eerie image of a flea for 9th place.

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Paul D. Andrews, of Dundee University captures a cancer cell in the act of dividing and takes 11th place.

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See a gallery of the rest of the top images here.

Images: Nikon Small World Competition

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