Images of specimens entered into the 2011 Small World contest included insects, microchips, desmids, cultured cells, dinosaur bones, sand, graphite, and coral. Judges for the 37th annual contest were Alan Boyle (MSNBC.com), Dan Vergano (USA Today), Simon Watkins (University Of Pittsburgh), Richard Day (Indiana University), and Michael W. Davidson (Florida State University).

2011 Contest Prize Winners

  • First Prize

    1st Prize - Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

    Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology - Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Specimen: Portrait of a Green lacewing (Chrysopa spec.) larva (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Second Prize

    2nd Prize - Dr. Donna Stolz

    University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Specimen: Autofluorescence signal of blade of grass (200x)
    Technique: Confocal stack reconstruction
  • Third Prize

    3rd Prize - Mr. Frank Fox

    Trier, Germany
    Specimen: Melosira moniliformis, living specimen (24x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Fourth Prize

    4th Prize - Dr. Robin Young

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Specimen: Detail of the underside of the leafy liverwort (Lepidozia reptans) (20x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Fifth Prize

    5th Prize - Mr. Alfred Pasieka

    Hilden, Germany
    Specimen: Microchip surface (500x)
    Technique: Normarski interference contrast
  • Sixth Prize

    6th Prize - Mr. Dennis Callahan

    California Institute of Technology - Los Angeles, California, USA
    Specimen: Thin 1 micron thick films of cracked GaAs solar cells (50x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Seventh Prize

    7th Prize - Mr. Gabriel Luna

    Neuroscience Research Insititue - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Specimen: Retinal wholemount (40x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Eighth Prize

    8th Prize - Dr. Bernardo Cesare

    University of Padua - Padova, Italy
    Specimen: Graphite-bearing rock from Kerala, India (2.5x)
    Technique: Polarized transmitted light
  • Ninth Prize

    9th Prize - Dr. Jan Michels

    Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel - Kiel, Germany
    Specimen: Ventral side of the marine copepod (Temora longicornis) (10x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Tenth Prize

    10th Prize - Ms. Joan Röhl

    University of Potsdam - Berlin, Germany
    Specimen: Daphnia magna (100x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Eleventh Prize

    11th Prize - Dr. Jan Michels

    Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel - Kiel, Germany
    Specimen: Frontal view of an ant head (10x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Twelfth Prize

    12th Prize - Mr. Thomas Deerinck

    UCSD - La Jolla, California, USA
    Specimen: Cultured HeLa cells stained to reveal the distribution of microtubules (300x)
    Technique: 2-photon microscopy
  • Thirteenth Prize

    13th Prize - Dr. Stephen S. Nagy

    Montana Diatoms - Helena, Montana, USA
    Specimen: Chondrodendron tomentosum vine (45x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Fourteenth Prize

    14th Prize - Miss Yanping Wang

    Beijing Planetarium - Beijing, China
    Specimen: Sands from Qingdao in China (4x)
    Technique: Reflecting illumination
  • Fifteenth Prize

    15th Prize - Mr. James Nicholson

    Coral Collaborative Research Facility - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
    Specimen: Live specimen of a colonial stony coral (Porites lobata) (12x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence
  • Sixteenth Prize

    16th Prize - Dr. Christopher Guerin

    Flanders Institute of Biotechnology - Zwijnaarde, Belgium
    Specimen: Cultured cells in red growing on the surface of a bio-polymer scaffold (63x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Seventeenth Prize

    17th Prize - Dr. Witold Kilarski

    Laboratory of Lymphatic & Cancer Bioengineering - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Specimen: One alive worm and one dead worm inside the lymphatic (150x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Eighteenth Prize

    18th Prize - Mr. Benjamin Blonder

    University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Specimen: Young quaking aspen leaf (Populus tremuloides) (4x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Nineteenth Prize

    19th Prize - Dr. Donna Stolz

    University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Specimen: A collage of a wide variety of mammalian cells immuno-stained (200x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Twentieth Prize

    20th Prize - Mr. Douglas Moore

    University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
    Specimen: Agatized dinosaur bone cells from the Morrison Formation in Utah (42x)
    Technique: Stereomicrosopy

Honorable Mentions

  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez - Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
    Specimen: Image of a bladder of an insectivorous plant (Utricularia) (40x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Paul Appleton

    Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales - Madrid, Spain
    Specimen: Mouse small intestine (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez

    National Research Council of Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Surface of GaSb semiconductor wafer after metal peel-off (200x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Jorge Bernardino de la Serna

    University of Southern Denmark - Odense, Denmark
    Specimen: Giant liposomes of pulmonary surfactant (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Gerd A. Guenther

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Specimen: Nassula is a freshwater ciliate with a specific feeding apparatus, feeding on cyanobacteria (630x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Gerd A. Guenther

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Specimen: A freshwater ciliate (Trichodina pediculus) (1000x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Marta Guervos

    University of Oviedo - Oviedo, Spain
    Specimen: Pollen grains of Silver Wattle tree (Acacia dealbata) (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Charles Krebs

    Charles Krebs Photography - Issaquah, Washington, USA
    Specimen: Hydra capturing water flea (40x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. David Maitland

    Feltwell, Thetford, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Male St.Mark's Fly (Bibio marci) (10x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Honorable Mention - Miss Madelyn May

    Troy, New York, USA
    Specimen: Rat cerebral cortex (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Honorable Mention - Ms. Poulomi Ray

    Clemson University - Clemson, South Carolina, USA
    Specimen: Intestine of a 7.5 day old chick embryo (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Kevin Smith

    MetPrep Ltd - Daventry, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Direct surface view of CCD sensor showing individual pixel sensors arranged in a grid (1000x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Micropolitan Museum - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Specimen: Fish louse (Argulus) (60x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Honorable Mention - Miss Yanping Wang

    Beijing Planetarium - Beijing, China
    Specimen: Snowflake (4x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Torsten Wittmann

    University of California - San Francisco, California, USA
    Specimen: BPAE cells fixed, stained for actin, mitochondria, and DNA (60x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence

Images of Distinction

  • Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez - Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
    Specimen: Head of an insect of the family Entiminae (4x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Jose R. Almodovar

    University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez - Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
    Specimen: Eye and head of a Fresh Water Shrimp (2x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Haris Antonopoulos

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Haris Antonopoulos

    Athens, Greece
    Specimen: DVD-ROM front lens and part of the movement coil (4x)
    Technique: Reflected and Transmitted Light
  • Mr. Wolfgang Bettighofer

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Wolfgang Bettighofer

    Kiel, Germany
    Specimen: The green alga desmid (Closterium lunula) (380x500µm)
    Technique: DIC
  • Mr. Wolfgang Bettighofer

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Wolfgang Bettighofer

    Kiel, Germany
    Specimen: Cell wall of the green alga desmid (Micrasterias apiculata) (310x270µm)
    Technique: DIC
  • Dr. Jana Boerner

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jana Boerner

    FAU - Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    Specimen: Adult Drosophila nervous system (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mr. John Brackenbury

    Image of Distinction - Mr. John Brackenbury

    University of Cambridge - Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Falling water droplet containing a pair of mosquito larvae
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Mr. Massimo Brizzi

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Massimo Brizzi

    Microcosmo Italia - Firenze, Italy
    Specimen: Female section worm (Ascaris) (150x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Dr. Jonatas Bussador do Amaral

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jonatas Bussador do Amaral

    University of São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
    Specimen: 3D cell culture of breast cancer cell
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. G. Lorenzo Calzoni

    Image of Distinction - Dr. G. Lorenzo Calzoni

    Università di Bologna - Bologna, Italy
    Specimen: Fucus male (40x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. Irina Catrina

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Irina Catrina

    Hunter College - New York, New York, USA
    Specimen: Fruit Fly sperm individualization (630x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Lynne Chang

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Lynne Chang

    Harvard Medical School - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Specimen: Ptk1 cell stained with antibodies for keratin and lamins (100x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Dr. Douglas Clark

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Douglas Clark

    Paedia Corporation - San Francisco, California, USA
    Specimen: Butterfly wing, dried wing scales (Cethosia biblis) (20x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Constantijn Coccoris

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Constantijn Coccoris

    Member Dutch Microscopical Society - Haaksbergen, Netherlands
    Specimen: Fossil (Actinoptychus heliopelta) (400x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Mr. Thomas Deerinck

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Thomas Deerinck

    UCSD - La Jolla, California, USA
    Specimen: A section of mouse kidney immunolabeled for actin (60x)
    Technique: 2-photon microscopy
  • Mr. Carsten Dittmayer

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Carsten Dittmayer

    Institut für Vegetative Anatomie - Berlin, Germany
    Specimen: Paraffin-block of pig-bone-marrow (100x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mrs. Natalie Elia

    Image of Distinction - Mrs. Natalie Elia

    National Institute of Health - Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Specimen: Bridge connecting two daughter cells at the end of cytokinesis (63x)
    Technique: Structured illumination microscopy
  • Mr. Jonathan Franks

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Jonathan Franks

    University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Specimen: Algae Biofilm from zebra fish tank (40x)
    Technique: Autofluorescence
  • Dr. Liang Gao

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Liang Gao

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Ashburn, Virginia, USA
    Specimen: Multiple view of a fixed anaphase LLC-PK1 cell (56x)
    Technique: Bessel beam plane illumination
  • Mr. Christian Gautier

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Christian Gautier

    Biosphoto Agency - Le Mans, Sarthe, France
    Specimen: Adhesive disc on anterior leg of Dysticus marginalis (20x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Mr. John Gaynes

    Image of Distinction - Mr. John Gaynes

    University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Specimen: 3 day post fertilization zebrafish embryo (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Andrew Gillis

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Andrew Gillis

    University of Cambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Pectoral fin of an embryonic whitespotted bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. Viola F. Gnocchi

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Viola F Gnocchi

    King's College London, London, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Myofibers isolated from a mouse extensor digitorum longus muscle (40x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Dr. Santiago Gomez

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Santiago Gomez

    University of Cádiz - Cádiz, Spain
    Specimen: Oteons from bovine cortical bone (100x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Mr. Jesper Grønne

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Jesper Grønne

    Silkeborg - Denmark
    Specimen: Natural formed large frost crystal (5x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Dr. Jerzy Gubernator

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jerzy Gubernator

    University of Wroclaw - Wroclaw, Poland
    Specimen: Mice flea specimen (20x)
    Technique: Nomarski DIC
  • Dr. Marta Guervos

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Marta Guervos

    University of Oviedo - Oviedo, Spain
    Specimen: Anther of Silver Wattle tree (Acacia dealbata) (63x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. John Hart

    Image of Distinction - Dr. John Hart

    University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Specimen: Crystallized mixture of Carbon Tetrabromide, Resorcinal, and Sulphur (25x)
    Technique: Transmitted polarized light
  • Mr. Philip Hens

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Philip Hens

    University Erlangen-Nuremberg - Moehrendorf, Germany
    Specimen: Surface of silicon carbide single crystal (100x)
    Technique: Reflective microscopy with Nomarski DIC
  • Dr. Chris Henstridge

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Chris Henstridge

    Budapest - Hungary
    Specimen: Mouse hippocampal organotypic slice
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Chris Henstridge

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Chris Henstridge

    Budapest - Hungary
    Specimen: Mouse hippocampal organotypic slice
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mr. Pekka Honkakoski

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Pekka Honkakoski

    Iisalmi, Finland
    Specimen: Column type of snowcrystal (26x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. Michael R. Huebner & Dr. Zsolt Lazar

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Michael R. Huebner & Dr. Zsolt Lazar

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA
    Specimen: Chromosome (100x)
    Technique: Three dimensional structured illumination microscopy
  • Dr. Eric Hwang

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Eric Hwang

    National Chiao Tung University - Hsinchu, Taiwan
    Specimen: Bovine pulmonary artery cells with mitochondria (60x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Ken Ishikawa

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Ken Ishikawa

    Tokyo Institute of Technology - Tokyo, Japan
    Specimen: Cholesteric liquid crystals Mixture of 5CB and chiral dopant fingerprint texture, wedge cell (10x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua

    CMRB - Barcelona, Spain
    Specimen: Neurons grow over the astrocytesin, an embryo body (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Terue Kihara

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Terue Kihara

    German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research - Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    Specimen: Female with egg sacs (Clausidium sp.) (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mr. Dong-Hwee Kim

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Dong-Hwee Kim

    Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Specimen: Mouse embryonic fibroblast (60x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mr. Charles Krebs

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Charles Krebs

    Charles Krebs Photography - Issaquah, Washington, USA
    Specimen: Water boatman (Corixa sp.) (40x)
    Technique: Reflected light
  • Mr. Edwin Lee

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Edwin Lee

    Carrollton, Texas, USA
    Specimen: Henbit deadnettle (family Lamiaceae) is a weed propagated by seeds (40x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Miss Debora Leite

    Image of Distinction - Miss Debora Leite

    University of São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
    Specimen: Sugarcane root cross section stained with phloroglucinol (20x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Mr. Harry Leung

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Harry Leung

    Harvard Medical School - Boston, Massachucetts, USA
    Specimen: Down feather (10x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. David Linstead

    Image of Distinction - Dr. David Linstead

    Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Proboscis of blowfly (25x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Dr. Mariela Loschi

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Mariela Loschi

    Fundación Instituto Leloir - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Specimen: Stress granules in Cos7 cells (100x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mr. Gabriel Luna

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Gabriel Luna

    Neuroscience Research Institute - Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Specimen: Retinal wholemount (40x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Dr. David Maitland

    Image of Distinction - Dr. David Maitland

    Feltwell, Thetford, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Velvet Mite (Eutrombidium rostratus) (10x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. David Maitland

    Image of Distinction - Dr. David Maitland

    Feltwell, Thetford, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Male St.Mark's fly (Bibio marci) (10x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. Robert Markus

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Robert Markus

    Stockholm University Department of Molecular Biology & Functional Genomics - Stockholm, Sweden
    Specimen: Pollen granules are hold by the multi-branched bristles on the abdomen of a bee (150x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence
  • Mr. David Millard

    Image of Distinction - Mr. David Millard

    Austin, Texas, USA
    Specimen: Fire agate, showing the iridescent iron oxide layer beneath the clear surface quartz (10x)
    Technique: Diffuse incident illumination
  • Mr. David Millard

    Image of Distinction - Mr. David Millard

    Austin, Texas, USA
    Specimen: Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) egg (10x)
    Technique: Diffuse incident illumination
  • Mr. Marek Mis

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Marek Mis

    Marek Mis Photography - Suwalki, Poland
    Specimen: Filaments of Spirogyra (Desmid) (25x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Dr. Denise Montell

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Denise Montell

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Specimen: Whole fruit fly ovary (20x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Dr. Vidhya Munnamalai

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Vidhya Munnamalai

    University of Washington - Seattle, Washington, USA
    Specimen: Cochlear explant with its saccule attached was cultured for 4 days (20x)
    Technique: Z-stack
  • Dr. Carlos Alberto Muñoz

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Carlos Alberto Muñoz

    University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez - Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
    Specimen: Alona (a crustacean) mounted in Canada Balsam showing crystals and other mounting artifacts (100x)
    Technique: Nomarski with DIC
  • Dr. Stephen S. Nagy

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Stephen S. Nagy

    Montana Diatoms - Helena, Montana, USA
    Specimen: Proboscis (720x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Mrs. Roberta Nowak

    Image of Distinction - Mrs. Roberta Nowak

    The Scripps Research Institute - San Diego, California, USA
    Specimen: Frozen Section Immunofluorescence of embryonic skeletal muscle (200x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Rowan Orme

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Rowan Orme

    Keele University - Keele, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Primary rat neurons grown as neurospheres (10x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Gregor Overney

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Gregor Overney

    Agilent Technologies - San Jose, California, USA
    Specimen: Slider of read-write head from a 20gb hard disk (31x)
    Technique: Episcopic oblique brightfield illumination
  • Dr. Ana Pasapera

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Ana Pasapera

    NIH-NHLBI - Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Specimen: U2OS (Human osteosarcoma cells) grown on glass coverslips coated with 10 ug/ml Fibronectin (60x)
    Technique: Epifluorescence
  • Mr. Walter Piorkowski

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Walter Piorkowski

    South Beloit, Illinois, USA
    Specimen: Anterior lateral and median eye of a jumping spider (16x)
    Technique: Diffused reflected light
  • Mr. Donald Pottle

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Donald Pottle

    The Schepens Eye Research Institute - Boston, Massachucetts, USA
    Specimen: A tissue sample from a human eye (conjunctivitis) (7000x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Dr. Maria Prado-Figueroa

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Maria Prado-Figueroa

    Universidad Nacional del Sur - Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Specimen: Chalcedony (SiO2, microcrystalline silica) (63x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Michael M. Raith

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Michael M. Raith

    University of Bonn - Rheinbach, Germany
    Specimen: Section of a leucite crystal with several sets of fine polsynthetic twins (40x)
    Technique: Transmitted polarized light
  • Ms. Poulomi Ray

    Image of Distinction - Ms. Poulomi Ray

    Clemson University - Clemson, South Carolina, USA
    Specimen: Intestinal mucosa of a 7.5 day old chick embryo (60x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Glaucia Santelli

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Glaucia Santelli

    University of São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
    Specimen: Oocytes of Rhynchosciara americana showing F-actin in red and DNA in green (20x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Dr. Havi Sarfaty

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Havi Sarfaty

    Israeli Veterinary Association - Neve-Monoson, Israel
    Specimen: Mouth of a common fly (100x)
    Technique: Fiber optic illumination
  • Dr. Giorgio Seano

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Giorgio Seano

    Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment - Candiolo, Italy
    Specimen: Vascular system in Zebrafish embryos (Dario rerio) (20x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Mr. Arik Shapira

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Arik Shapira

    Hod Hasharon, Israel
    Specimen: Internal parts of the wild flower (100x)
    Technique: Reflected light
  • Mr. Michael Shribak

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Michael Shribak & Dr. Irina Arkhipova

    Marine Biological Laboratory - Woods Hole, Massachucetts, USA
    Specimen: Bdelloid rotifer Philodina roseola from a laboratory culture (20x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

    Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology - Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Specimen: Architecture of the visual apparatus of jumping spider (Salticus scenicus) (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

    Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology - Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Specimen: Horizontal section through a front part of juvenile woodlouse (Armadillidium vulgare) (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Mr. Sebastian Sparenga

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Sebastian Sparenga

    McCrone Research Institute - Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Specimen: Sample of Anthracene (100x)
    Technique: Crossed polars
  • Mr. Sinclair Stammers

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Sinclair Stammers

    Science Photo Library - Ceredigion, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Gastrointestinal nematode parasite of rats (Nippostrongylus brasiliensis) (560x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Dr. Willard Strong

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Willard Strong

    Microsphere Images - Oyama, British Columbia, Canada
    Specimen: Chrysalis (pupal stage) of a swallowtail butterfly (10x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Charles University - Prague, Czech Republic
    Specimen: Pavonia gledhillii stamens (20x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Viktor Sykora

    Charles University - Prague, Czech Republic
    Specimen: Hippocrepis multisiliquosa seed (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Dr. Anand Krishna Tiwari

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Anand Krishna Tiwari

    Indian Institute of Toxicology Research - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Specimen: Drosophila egg chamber (20x)
    Technique: Immunostaining
  • Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Micropolitan Museum - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Specimen: Eye of the giant waterflea (Leptodora kindtii) (160x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Wim van Egmond

    Micropolitan Museum - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Specimen: Young Volvox colony (250x)
    Technique: DIC
  • Mr. Marc Van Hove

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Marc Van Hove

    Centexbel - Merelbeke, Belgium
    Specimen: Detail of the eye of a tufting needle with a carpet-pile yarn passing through (1x)
    Technique: Epi-Brightfield illumination
  • Dr. Ralf Wagner

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Ralf Wagner

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Specimen: Daphnia playing with Volvox (50x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Mr. Ian Walker

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Ian Walker

    Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Injected capillaries of cat's muscle fibres (35x)
    Technique: Incident off-axis light
  • Dr. Robin Young

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Robin Young

    UBC BioImaging Facility - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Specimen: Gemma (asexual reproductive structure) from the thalloid liverwort (Lunularia cruciata) (20x)
    Technique: Confocal laser scanning
  • Mr. Tong Zhang

    Image of Distinction - Mr. Tong Zhang

    McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Specimen: Xenopus tadpole (10x)
    Technique: Confocal

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