Mind-blowing Macro Photos

The Nikon Small World Photomicrogaphy competition is an annual event that showcases some of the most mind-blowing images you’ll ever see.

A photomicrograph is an image taken with a microscope, using techniques such as phase contrast, polarized light, flourescence and darkfield, to capture the intricate details of objects that normally are normally invisible to the naked eye.

The Small World Photomicrography competition has been running since 1975 with each year bringing with it advancements in technology, leading to even more incredible imagery.

Here’s a selection of some of the best images from the past 5 years. Be sure to visit Nikon Small World to read more about the images and their photographers.

Butterfly Proboscis
Butterfly Proboscis
The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo
The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo
Coral sand
Coral sand
Embryos of the black mastiff bat.
Embryos of the black mastiff bat.
Four-Day-Old Zebrafish Embryo
Four-Day-Old Zebrafish Embryo
Eye of a honey bee covered in dandelion pollen
Eye of a honey bee covered in dandelion pollen
Dried egg white
Dried egg white
Ant eye
Ant eye
Jumping spider eyes
Jumping spider eyes
Appendages of a common brine shrimp
Appendages of a common brine shrimp
Jewel beetle carapace, near eye
Jewel beetle carapace, near eye
Human Neural Rosette Primordial Brain Cells
Human Neural Rosette Primordial Brain Cells
Front Foot Of A Male Diving Beetle
Front Foot Of A Male Diving Beetle
Goatsbeard Flower
Goatsbeard Flower
Eyes Of A Jumping Spider
Eyes Of A Jumping Spider
Caudal Gill Of A Dragonfly Larva
Caudal Gill Of A Dragonfly Larva

Poison Fangs Of A Centipede

Scales Of A Butterfly Wing Underside
Scales Of A Butterfly Wing Underside
Wildflower Stamens
Wildflower Stamens
Air Bubbles Formed From Melted Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystals
Air Bubbles Formed From Melted Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystals

 

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