Nikon Macro Photo Contest 2016 Winners Announced

Nikon macro photo contest winners of 2016 announced. You can see from these stunning photographs that bigger is not always better.

Nikon Macro Photo Contest 2016 Winners Announced

 The competition is in its 42nd year and this year over 2000 people from 70 countries entered. For those that don’t know, photomicrography is the practice of taking a photograph through a microscope or similar magnifying device in order to capture the intricate details of things invisible to the human eye. From the proboscis of a butterfly and the foot of a beetle to espresso coffee crystals, the pictures below give us a whole new way of looking world. The categories are divided into winners, honorable mentions, and images of distinction. You can find the full list on the Nikon Small World website.

Air Bubbles Formed From Melted Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystals

Espresso Coffee Crystals

Zebrafish Embryo

Fourth Place. Butterfly Proboscis

Front Foot (Tarsus) Of A Male Diving Beetle

Goatsbeard Flower

Human Neural Rosette Primordial Brain Cells

Leaves Of Selaginella

Poison Fangs Of A Centipede

Polished Slab Of Teepee Canyon Agate

Retinal Ganglion Cells In The Whole-Mounted Mouse Retina

Scales Of A Butterfly Wing Underside

Wildflower Stamens


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