Nikon small world winners announced

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Nikon small world is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.

The recently completed Nikon small world competition saw many beautiful entries under the microscope and the images produced will blow your mind. The Top Twenty Entries were as follows :

  1. Grigorii Timin, et al
  2. Caleb Dawson
  3. Satu Paavonsalo, et al.
  4. Andrew Posselt
  5. Alison Pollack
  6. Ole Bielfeldt
  7. Jianqun Gao, et al.
  8. Nathanael Prunet
  9. Marek Sutkowski
  10. Murat Öztürk
  11. Ye Fei Zhang
  12. Brett Lewis
  13. Randy Fullbright
  14. Nadia Efimova
  15. Ziad El-Zaatari
  16. Olivier Leroux
  17. Daniel Wehner, et al.
  18. Julien Resseguier
  19. Tagide deCarvalho
  20. Hui Lin, et al.
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1st Place: Embryonic hand of a Madagascar giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis)

Grigorii Timin, supervised by Dr. Michel Milinkovitch at the University of Geneva, won the 2022 Small World Photomicrography Competition for his remarkable image of an embryonic hand of a Madagascar giant day gecko. Masterfully blending imaging technology and artistic creativity, Timin utilized high-resolution microscopy and image-stitching to capture this species of Phelsuma Grandi’s day gecko.

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2nd Place: Breast tissue showing contractile myoepithelial cells wrapped around milk-producing alveoli
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3rd Place: Blood vessel networks in the intestine of an adult mouse
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4th Place: Long-bodied cellar/daddy long-legs spider (Pholcus phalangioides)
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5th Place: Slime mold (Lamproderma)
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6th Place: Unburned particles of carbon are released when the hydrocarbon chain of candle wax breaks down

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