karen meisner (_stranger_here) wrote,
karen meisner

it's a small, small world

The Nikon Small World prize honors microscope photography.  New Scientist has a gallery of the latest winning work.   Images of tiny, crazy beauty that our eyes can't even see.

Marine diatoms, Pleurosigma (200x), by Michael Stringer
"Diatoms are plankton with glass-like silica shells and play a major role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

Photomicrograph of a chick embryo (6x) by Tomas Pais de Azevedo

Snowflake (35x) by Laurence Acland

Tags: art, science!

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