The jury announced the winners of the 44th International Microphotographic Competition of the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2018. First place went to photographer Yousef Al Habshi from the United Arab Emirates, author of the image of the eye of the beetle Metapocyrtus Subquadrulifer, which is a compilation of 128 microphotographs. The second place was awarded to Rogelio Moreno for a photo of a fern corpus – a group of sporangia, organs producing disputes. The third place was taken by Saulius Gugis, who captured the Philaenus Spumarius – a cicada insect capable of producing foam.
In total, 92 photos were selected from nearly 2.5 thousand photographs participating in the competition. All of them are made using a microscope equipped with special photographic equipment, with a subsequent increase in frame size from 3 to 20 times. Here we publish the best works of the winners of Nikon Small World competition.
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Photo: Walter Piorkowski Bubbles and a piece of red thread on a rock. South Beloit, Illinois (USA).
Photo: Pia Scanlon Sternochetus mangiferae, ranked 18th. South Perth, Australia.
Photo: Saulius Gugis The nymph of a cicada insect inside the foam it produces, third place. Naperville, Illinois (US).
Photo: Rogelio Moreno Sori ferns. Second place. Panama.
Photo: Emre Can Alagöz Tick on the mustache of the May Khrushchev. Istanbul, Turkey.
Photo: Magdalena Turzanska Antheridium (male genitals) and paraphysis (support structures) of Bryum hornum moss. Wroclaw, Poland.
Photo: Pierre Anquet Asian hornet Vespa velutina with poison at the tip of the sting. The photo took the 19th place. La Tour du Crieux, France.
Photo: Michael Bainbridge Needle needles of goethite (iron oxide) on quartz from the Marmoraton mine. Ontario, Canada.
Photo: Teresa Zgoda Chameleon embryo. Campbell Hall, New York (USA).