Images of specimens entered into the 2010 Small World contest included a mosquito heart, fish brain, soy sauce, snail radula, soap bubbles, chemical crystals, embryos, and liquid crystals. Judges for the 36th annual contest were Jeremy Kaplan (FoxNews.com), Betsy Mason (Wired.com), Alison North (Rockefeller University), and Shirley Owens (Michigan State University).

2010 Contest Prize Winners

  • First Prize

    1st Prize - Mr. Jonas King

    Department of Biological Sciences - Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Specimen: Heart of Anopheles gambiae (100x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence
  • Second Prize

    2nd Prize - Dr. Hideo Otsuna

    University of Utah Medical Center - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Specimen: Whole Brain, Neurons (20x)
    Technique: Rendered by FluoRender
  • Third Prize

    3rd Prize - Mr. Oliver Braubach

    Dalhousie University - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Specimen: Olfactory Bulbs of a Zebrafish (250x)
    Technique: Laser Scanning Confocal
  • Fourth Prize

    4th Prize - Mr. Riccardo Taiariol

    La Spezia, Italy
    Specimen: Wasp's Nest (10x)
    Technique: Macro-Cold Light
  • Fifth Prize

    5th Prize - Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Charles University - Prague, Czech Republic
    Specimen: Seed of a Strelitzia reginae (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield Illumination
  • Sixth Prize

    6th Prize - Dr. John Huisman

    Murdoch University - Palmyra, Western Australia
    Specimen: Detail of Red Seaweed Martensia (40x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Seventh Prize

    7th Prize - Mr. Yongli Shan

    UTSW - Dallas, Texas, USA
    Specimen: Endothelia Cell attached to synthetic microfibers (2500x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence, Confocal
  • Eighth Prize

    8th Prize - Mr. Honorio Cocera-La Parra

    Museo Geologia, Universidad Valencia - Benetusser, Valencia, Spain
    Specimen: Cacoxenite (18x)
    Technique: Transmited Light
  • Ninth Prize

    9th Prize - Dr. Duane Harland

    AgResearch Ltd - Leeston, New Zealand
    Specimen: Large dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) (20x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence
  • Tenth Prize

    10th Prize - Ms. Yanping Wang

    Beijing Planetarium - Beijing, China
    Specimen: Crystallizing the droplet of Chinese Soya Sauce (16x)
    Technique: Sidewards Illumination
  • Eleventh Prize

    11th Prize - Dr. Paul D. Andrews

    University of Dundee - Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Two Telophase HeLa Cells (100x)
    Technique: Wide-Field Deconvolution, Restoration Microscopy
  • Twelfth Prize

    12th Prize - Dr. Gregory Rouse

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography - La Jolla, California, USA
    Specimen: Juvenile Bivalve Mollusc (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield Stereomicroscopy
  • Thirteenth Prize

    13th Prize - Mr. James Nicholson

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
    Specimen: Rare Orange Fungi (6x)
    Technique: Fluorescence Microscopy (MRF)
  • Fourteenth Prize

    14th Prize - Dr. Stephen Lowry

    University of Ulster - Londonderry, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Spiral vessels from stem of a banana plant (32x)
    Technique: Polarized Light Microscopy
  • Fifteenth Prize

    15th Prize - Dr. Ralf Wagner

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Specimen: Divaricatic acid from the lichen Evernia divaricata (10x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Sixteenth Prize

    16th Prize - Dr. Robert Markus

    Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Szeged, Hungary
    Specimen: Stigma of Mirabilis yalapa with pollen (100x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence and 3D Reconstruction
  • Seventeenth Prize

    17th Prize - Mr. Charles Krebs

    Charles Krebs Photography - Issaquah, Washington, USA
    Specimen: Small Ichneumon Wasp. Face, view of compound eye and base of antenna. (40x)
    Technique: Reflected (Episcopic) Light Illumination
  • Eighteenth Prize

    18th Prize - Mr. Gerd Guenther

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Specimen: Soap film pattern on a horizontal, thin soap film. (150x)
    Technique: Incident Brightfield Illumination
  • Nineteenth Prize

    19th Prize - Mr. Cameron Johnson

    University of Auckland - Auckland, New Zealand
    Specimen: Wistar rat retina (100x)
    Technique: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Twentieth Prize

    20th Prize - Dr. John Hart

    Hart3D Films - Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Specimen: Crystallized melt of Sulpher and AcetAnilide (10x)
    Technique: Transmitted Light, Crossed Polars

Honorable Mentions

  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Marie Andersson

    Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University - Umeå, Sweden
    Specimen: Anopheles, Mosquito Eye (20x)
    Technique: Confocal Microscopy in Autofluorescence
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Antonio G. / Jose Maria Valdecasas/ Becerra

    Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales - Madrid, Spain
    Specimen: Water Mite Female (genus Axonopsis)
    Technique: Confocal Microscopy
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Robert Berdan

    Science & Art Multimedia - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Specimen: Alevin - young trout (10x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy with Darkfield Illumination
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Rajdeep Deb

    Assam, India
    Specimen: Checkerboard domain of B7 phase texture (40x)
    Technique: Brightfield Microscopy
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Edward Leighman Gafford

    Ventura, California, USA
    Specimen: Recrystallized Sulfur (63x)
    Technique: Polarized Light Microscopy
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Gerd Guenther

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Specimen: Paramecium caudatum (600x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast (DIC)
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Darryl Hover

    Salem, Oregon, USA
    Specimen: Crystals of Sodium Saccharin (100x)
    Technique: Oblique, Cross-Polarized Light
  • Honorable Mention - Mrs. J. Claire Hoving

    University of Cape Town - Cape Town, South Africa
    Specimen: Anisakis pegreffi worm (40x)
    Technique: Light Microscopy using Darkfield Imaging
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. John Huisman

    Murdoch University - Palmyra, Western Australia
    Specimen: Detail of red seaweed Griffithsia (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Laurie Knight

    Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Turbonate eyes of male mayfly (10:1)
    Technique: Metallurgical setup, lighting from twinflash heads mounted around objective
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Charles Krebs

    Charles Krebs Photography - Issaquah, Washington, USA
    Specimen: Crab larva (6.68x)
    Technique: Crossed Polarizers, Brightfield
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Alvaro Migotto

    Centro de Biologia Marinha, Universidade de São Paulo - São Sebastião, Brazil
    Specimen: Embryo of the starfish Echinaster brasiliensis (100x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy, Darkfield
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Fabrice Parais

    DREAL de Basse-Normandie - Bougy, France
    Specimen: Posterior claws of Trichoptera Hydropsyche angustipennis larva (30x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy, Darkfield
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. María Prado-Figueroa

    Universidad Nacional del Sur - Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Specimen: Sections of human brain (63x)
    Technique: A laser He/Ne 543 nm was used
  • Honorable Mention - Ms. Yanping Wang

    Beijing Planetarium - Beijing, China
    Specimen: Snowflake (16x)
    Technique: Bottom and Sidewards Illumination

Images of Distinction

  • Mr. Griffa Alessandra

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Griffa Alessandra

    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
    Specimen: Rat subcutaneous fibroblasts (20x)
    Technique: Widefield
  • Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    University Of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    Specimen: Daphnia (100x)
    Technique: Darkfield Illumination
  • Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    University Of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    Specimen: Fern Gametophite (40x)
    Technique: Darkfield Illumination
  • Dr. Marie Andersson

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Marie Andersson

    Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University - Umeå, Sweden
    Specimen: Drosophila (20x)
    Technique: Confocal Microscopy in Autofluorescence
  • Dr. Paul Appleton

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Paul Appleton

    University of Dundee - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) intestine (800x)
    Technique: Fluorescence Confocal Microscopy
  • Ms. Tora Bardal

    Image of Distinction - Ms. Tora Bardal

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim, Norway
    Specimen: Algae Rhodomonas Baltica (40x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Mr. Lars Bech

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Lars Bech

    Naarden, Netherlands
    Specimen: Trazodone, Alfa-Estradiol 7256a
    Technique:
  • Dr. Slobodan Beronja

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Slobodan Beronja

    The Rockefeller University - New York, USA
    Specimen: Hair follicles in a newborn mouse
    Technique: Confocal Microscopy
  • Dr. Rachel Berry

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Rachel Berry

    Western General Hospital - Edinburgh, Lothian, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Mouse embryo (10x)
    Technique: Optical Tomography
  • Dr. Elison Blancaflor

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Elison Blancaflor

    Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation - Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA
    Specimen: Root hair of a living Arabidopsis seedling (3000x)
    Technique: Confocal Microscopy and Fluorescence
  • Dr. Tomas Cabello

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Tomas Cabello

    University of Almeria - Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, Spain
    Specimen: Apterous female of Aphis fabae (40x)
    Technique: Phase Contrast
  • Ms. Jocelyn Cheng

    Image of Distinction - Ms. Jocelyn Cheng

    Rochester Institute of Technology - Portland, Oregon, USA
    Specimen: Bryozoa (20x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Honorio Cocera-La Parra

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Honorio Cocera-La Parra

    Museo Geologia, Universidad Valencia - Benetusser, Valencia, Spain
    Specimen: Clinozoisite with Augite (15x)
    Technique: Transmited Light
  • Mr. Thomas Deerinck

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Thomas Deerinck

    UCSD - La Jolla, California, USA
    Specimen: Glial Cells (400x)
    Technique: 2-Photon Excitation Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Mr. Thomas Deerinck

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Thomas Deerinck

    UCSD - La Jolla, California, USA
    Specimen: Penicillin (60x)
    Technique: Polarized Light Microscopy
  • Dr. Laurence Dubreil

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Laurence Dubreil

    UMR 703 INRA ONIRIS Nantes - Nates, France
    Specimen: Cryosection of rat skeletal muscle (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mr. Stefan Eberhard

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Stefan Eberhard

    Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, The University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia, USA
    Specimen: Potassium Ferricyanide (40x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Miss Stefanie Eisenbach

    Image of Distinction - Miss Stefanie Eisenbach

    Mount Holyoke College - Andover, Massachusetts, USA
    Specimen: 72 hour chick embryo (40x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. Jonathan Eisenback

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jonathan Eisenback

    Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    Specimen: Ring nematode (Mesocriconema sp.) (1000x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. Jonathan Eisenback

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jonathan Eisenback

    Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    Specimen: Meloidogyne camiliae perineal pattern (1000x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Christian Gautier

    Image of Distinction - Christian Gautier

    Biosphoto Agency - Le Manas, Sarthe, France
    Specimen: Ova of the toad (50x)
    Technique: Reflected Light, Ultropak Leitz
  • Christian Gautier

    Image of Distinction - Christian Gautier

    Biosphoto Agency - Le Manas, Sarthe, France
    Specimen: Tentacle of Porpita Porpita (50x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Christian Gautier

    Image of Distinction - Christian Gautier

    Biosphoto Agency - Le Manas, Sarthe, France
    Specimen: Moss Tortilla papillosa (20x)
    Technique: Darkfield and Polarized Light
  • Dr. Sven Gould

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Sven Gould

    HH-University Duesseldorf - Düsseldorf, Germany
    Specimen: Paramecium caudata (600x)
    Technique: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Mr. Jerzy Gubernator

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Jerzy Gubernator

    University of Wroclaw - Wroclaw, Poland
    Specimen: Air bubble (300x)
    Technique: DIC Microscopy with Polarization
  • Dr. Marta Guervos

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Marta Guervos

    University of Oviedo - Oviedo, Spain
    Specimen: Prunus cerasifera `Pissardii´ (Purple Leaved Plum) Stamen (63x)
    Technique: Confocal Microscopy
  • Dr. Chun Han

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Chun Han

    UCSF - San Francisco, California, USA
    Specimen: 2nd Instar Drosophila larva (20x)
    Technique: Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Dr. John Hart

    Image of Distinction - Dr. John Hart

    Hart3D Films - Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Specimen: Resorcinal and Carbon TetraBromide (33x)
    Technique: Polarized Transmitted Light
  • Dr. John Hart

    Image of Distinction - Dr. John Hart

    Hart3D Films - Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Specimen: Mixture of Sulpher, Resorcinal, Dibenzofuran (33x)
    Technique: Polarized Transmitted Light, Crossed Polars
  • Mr. Pekka Honkakoski

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Pekka Honkakoski

    Sonkajarvi, Finland
    Specimen: Snowflake (40x)
    Technique: New Triangle Brightfield, Reflected Light & Split Darkfield
  • Dr. Richard Howey

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Richard Howey

    University of Wyoming - Laramie, Wyoming, USA
    Specimen: Unidentified sponge spicule (125x)
    Technique: Nomarski Differential Interference Contrast
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua

    CMRB - Barcelona, Spain
    Specimen: Mouse embryo (63x)
    Technique: Confocal Acquisition
  • Mr. Frederick Keeney

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Frederick Keeney

    The Wistar Institute, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA
    Specimen: Fern Spore (20x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Mr. Frederick Keeney

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Frederick Keeney

    The Wistar Institute, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA
    Specimen: Fern Spore (20x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Dr. Aleš Kladnik

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Aleš Kladnik

    University of Ljubljana - Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Specimen: Mineral Glass Fibers (100x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Dr. Mike Klymkowsky

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Mike Klymkowsky

    Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Specimen: Frog (Eleutrodacytylus coqui) (20x)
    Technique: Standard Stereomicroscopy
  • Mr. Laurie Knight

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Laurie Knight

    Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Peristom of Moss Spore Capsule (Poss Bryum sp.) (10:1)
    Technique: Metallurgical setup, lighting from twinflash heads mounted around objective.
  • Mr. Laurie Knight

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Laurie Knight

    Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Eyes of Dolichopod Fly (10:1)
    Technique: Metallurgical setup, lighting from twinflash heads mounted around objective.
  • Mr. Alen Kristof

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Alen Kristof

    University of Copenhagen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Specimen: Phascolosoma agassizii larva (Sipuncula) (20x)
    Technique: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Mr. Alen Kristof

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Alen Kristof

    University of Copenhagen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Specimen: Juvenile Seaslug, (Aeolidiella stephanieae) (5x)
    Technique: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Gerda Lamers

    Image of Distinction - Gerda Lamers

    Leiden, Netherlands
    Specimen: GFP in Aspergilis Niger (40x)
    Technique: Confocal Microscopy
  • Mr. Robert Lavigne

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Robert Lavigne

    MicroscopyView.com - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Specimen: Biddulphia capuzina (diatom) (400x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) & Deconvolution
  • Mr. Edwin Lee

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Edwin Lee

    Carrollton, Texas, USA
    Specimen: Sonchus asper seed (100x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Dr. Jessica Lucas

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jessica Lucas

    Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Specimen: Hairs on the root of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana (63x)
    Technique: Confocal Laser Scanning
  • Dr. Robert Markus

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Robert Markus

    Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Szeged, Hungary
    Specimen: Bee Abdomen with Pollen (40x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence and 3D Reconstruction
  • Miss Juliette Mathieu

    Image of Distinction - Miss Juliette Mathieu

    CNRS - Paris, France
    Specimen: Drosophila egg chamber (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Jan Michels

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jan Michels

    Institute of Zoology - Kiel, Germany
    Specimen: Water mite Protzia eximia (10x)
    Technique: CLSM - Autofluorescence
  • Dr. Jan Michels

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jan Michels

    Institute of Zoology - Kiel, Germany
    Specimen: Water mite (Limnochares aquatica (20x)
    Technique: CLSM
  • Mr. David Millard

    Image of Distinction - Mr. David Millard

    Austin, Texas, USA
    Specimen: Reakirt's Blue Butterfly (Hemiargus isola) egg (6x)
    Technique: Diffuse Incident Illumination
  • Dr. Stephen Nagy

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Stephen Nagy

    Montana Diatoms - Helena, Montana, USA
    Specimen: Marine diatom (1440x)
    Technique: Jamin Lebedeff 40x paired condenser and objective x 1.25 Optovar on Zeiss Universal frame
  • Mr. Esmaeil Nasrollahi

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Esmaeil Nasrollahi

    Seed and Plant Certification and Registration Institute - Karaj, Tehran, Iran
    Specimen: 1 - Hunting the Insects, 2 - Insert the insects in cyanide, 3 - Fixation the insect, 4 - Photography (0.5/Click2)
    Technique: EDF Technique
  • Mr. Esmaeil Nasrollahi

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Esmaeil Nasrollahi

    Seed and Plant Certification and Registration Institute - Karaj, Tehran, Iran
    Specimen: 1 - Hunting the Insects, 2 - Insert the insects in cyanide, 3 - Fixation the insect, 4 - Photography (0.5/Click2)
    Technique: EDF Technique
  • Mr. Esmaeil Nasrollahi

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Esmaeil Nasrollahi

    Seed and Plant Certification and Registration Institute - Karaj, Tehran, Iran
    Specimen: 1 - Hunting the Insects, 2 - Insert the insects in cyanide, 3 - Fixation the insect, 4 - Photography (0.5/Click2)
    Technique: EDF Technique
  • Mr. James Nicholson

    Image of Distinction - Mr. James Nicholson

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
    Specimen: Fungia sp. (mushroom coral) (6x)
    Technique: Fluorescent Macroscope
  • Mr. Devin O'Connor

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Devin O'Connor

    University of California - Berkeley, California, USA
    Specimen: Wild-type maize leaf (10x)
    Technique: Live Confocal Imaging
  • Mr. Fabrice Parais

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Fabrice Parais

    DREAL de Basse-Normandie - Bougy, France
    Specimen: Head of Trichoptera Hydropsyche angustipennis larva (30x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy Darkfield
  • Mr. Fabrice Parais

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Fabrice Parais

    DREAL de Basse-Normandie - Bougy, France
    Specimen: Three specimens of Heteroptera Micronecta sp. (35x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy Darkfield
  • Mr. Tyrel Pinnegar

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Tyrel Pinnegar

    Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
    Specimen: Heteroscodra maculata - Ornamental Baboon Tarantula
    Technique: Reflected Light Microscopy
  • Dr. Matthias Reinhard

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Matthias Reinhard

    ImmunoGlobe GmbH - Himmelstadt, Germany
    Specimen: Rust on an iron round bar (230x)
    Technique: Macroscope
  • Mr. Sebastien Ricoult

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Sebastien Ricoult

    McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Specimen: C2C12 myoblast cell (60x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence
  • Dr. Gerhard Rohringer

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Gerhard Rohringer

    Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Specimen: Eggs of the Fungus Gnat Acnemia Varipennis (90x)
    Technique: Episcopic Illumination on a stereo-microscope
  • Dr. John Runions

    Image of Distinction - Dr. John Runions

    Oxford Brookes University - Tring, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Arabidopsis flower
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mr. Donald Schick

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Donald Schick

    Pomona, California, USA
    Specimen: Micro005 (40x)
    Technique: Oblique Polarized Light
  • Mr. Thomas Shearer

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Thomas Shearer

    ClodStone Photography, LLC - Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Specimen: Mexican Fire agate (4x)
    Technique: Cross Polarization
  • Dr. Peter Siver

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Peter Siver

    Connecticut College - Colchester, Connecticut, USA
    Specimen: Paramecium (100x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Mr. Raymond Sloss

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Raymond Sloss

    Northampton Natural History Society - Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Radiolarian (250x)
    Technique: Ten focus ranges combined in Helicon focus
  • Mr. Craig Smith

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Craig Smith

    Insight Photography - Fresno, California, USA
    Specimen: Paramecium (400x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Stanley Stein

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Stanley Stein

    Englewood, Colorado, USA
    Specimen: Testosterone base Crystals (100x)
    Technique: Cross Polarization
  • Mr. Michael J. Stringer

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Michael J. Stringer

    Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Diatoms from Two Tree Island (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Charles University - Prague, Czech Republic
    Specimen: Artemia salina (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield Illumination
  • Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Charles University - Prague, Czech Republic
    Specimen: Germination of Mirabilis jalapa (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield Illumination
  • Dr. Kiminori Toyooka

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Kiminori Toyooka

    Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
    Specimen: Stamen of red begonia (1x)
    Technique: Brightfield, Halogen Illumination
  • Ms. Alexa Vanegas

    Image of Distinction - Ms. Alexa Vanegas

    Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
    Specimen: Rhinostomus barbirostris. Fabricius (10x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Micropolitan Museum - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Specimen: Planktonic decapod larva (60x)
    Technique: Darkfield Illumination
  • Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Micropolitan Museum - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Specimen: Dinoflagellates, Ceratium sp. (160x)
    Technique: Darkfield Illumination
  • Mr. Bruno Vellutini

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Bruno Vellutini

    Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
    Specimen: Sea biscuit Clypeaster subdepressus (400x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Mr. Bruno Vellutini

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Bruno Vellutini

    Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
    Specimen: A tiny sand dollar (15x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Philippe Verrees

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Philippe Verrees

    Knokke, Belgium
    Specimen: Part of a spider mantibula (10x)
    Technique: Rheinberg Illumination
  • Mr. David Walker

    Image of Distinction - Mr. David Walker

    Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    Specimen: 'Palate of Whelk', (Snail Radula) (20x)
    Technique: Zeiss Nomarski DIC with Tint Plate
  • Dr. Arlene Wechezak

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Arlene Wechezak

    Anacortes, Washington, USA
    Specimen: Red algae (Sagelia) (25x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Dr. Rong Wen

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Rong Wen

    University of Miami - Miami, Florida, USA
    Specimen: Cacodylic Acid Crystals (100x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Mr. Jim Wetzel

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Jim Wetzel

    Presbyterian College - Mauldin, South Carolina, USA
    Specimen: Japanese Medaka embryo (150x)
    Technique: Bottom Illumination
  • Mr. Stephan Wolfsried

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Stephan Wolfsried

    Waiblingen, Germany
    Specimen: Connellite (40x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Dr. Saiko Yoshida

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Saiko Yoshida

    University of Bern - Bern, Switzerland
    Specimen: Shoot Apical Meristem of Tomato (200x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang

    Hughes Medical Institute Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Specimen: Microtubule and Clathrin
    Technique: Storm

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