Wim van Egmond, 1st Place, Micropolitan Museum, The Netherlands. Chaetoceros debilis (marine diatom), a colonial plankton organism.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wim van Egmond / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. Joseph Corbo, 2nd Place, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. Chrysemys picta (painted turtle) retina.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dr. Joseph Corbo / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. Alvaro Esteves Migotto, 3rd Place, Universidade de So Paulo, Brazil. Marine worm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALVARO MIGOTTO / Nikon Small WorldLink
Rogelio Moreno Gill, 4th Place, Panama City. Paramecium, showing the nucleus, mouth and water expulsion vacuoles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rogelio Moreno Gill / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. Kieran Boyle, 5th Place, Glasgow, Scotland. Hippocampal neuron receiving excitatory contacts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dr. Kieran Boyle / Nikon Small WorldLink
Miss Dorit Hockman, 6th Place, University of Cambridge, Britain. Chamaeleo calyptratus (veiled chameleon) embryo showing cartilage (blue) and bone (red).
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dorit Hockman / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. Jan Michels, 7th Place, Kiel, Germany. Adhesive pad on a foreleg of Coccinella septempunctata (ladybird beetle).
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dr. Jan Michels / Nikon Small WorldLink
Magdalena Turzanska, 8th Place, University of WrocÅaw, Poland. Barbilophozia sp. (a leafy liverwort, bryophyte plant) and cyanobacteria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Magdalena Turzanska / Nikon Small WorldLink
Mark A. Sanders, 9th Place, University Imaging Centers, University of Minnesota. Insect wrapped in spider web.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark A. Sanders / Nikon Small WorldLink
Ted Kinsman, 10th Place, Department of Imaging and Photo Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Thin section of a dinosaur bone preserved in clear agate.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ted Kinsman / Nikon Small WorldLink
Vitoria Tobias Santos, 11th Place, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Macrobrachium shrimp (ghost shrimp) eye.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vitoria Tobias Santos / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez, 12th Place, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Silicon dioxide on polydimethylglutarimide-based resist.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. Michael Paul Nelson and Samantha Smith, 13th Place, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mouse vertebra section.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dr. Michael Paul Nelson / Nikon Small WorldLink
Zhong Hua, 14th Place, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, Peripheral nerves in E11.5 mouse embryo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zhong Hua / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. Christian Q. Scheckhuber, 15th Place, Goethe University, Germany. Podospora anserina (fungus) filamentous tip cells.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dr. Christian Q. Scheckhuber / Nikon Small WorldLink
Geir Drange, 16th Place, Asker, Norway. Pityohyphantes phrygianus (sheet weaver spider) with a parasitic wasp larva on the abdomen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geir Drange / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. Alexandre William Moreau, 17th Place Institute of Neurology, University College London. Pyramidal neurons and their dendrites visualized in the visual cortex of a mouse brain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dr. Alexandre William Moreau, / Nikon Small WorldLink
Christian Sardet, 18th Place, Department of Life Sciences, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. Annelid larva.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Sardet / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. David Ward, 19th Place, Oakdale, California. Axons of motor neurons synapsing with skeletal muscle cells Nerve and muscle thin section.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David G. Ward / Nikon Small WorldLink
Dr. James Burchfield, 20th Place, The Garvan Institute Sydney, Australia. The explosive dynamics of sugar transport in fat cells.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dr. James Burchfield / Nikon Small WorldLink
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