Winners Of Nikon Macro Photography Competition 2016

For the 42nd year, Nikon has invited photographers from around the globe participate in Nikon Small World Competition 2016 and to capture the never before seen intricate miniature worlds around us.

1st Place. Four-day-old zebrafish embryo. (Photo by Dr. Oscar Ruiz/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

With 2,000 entries from 70 countries, this year showcases an incredible line up from the tiny face of a four-day-old zebrafish embryo to the neurons in human skin. All fit in the theme of photomicrography – microscopic photographs that dive deep inside the worlds invisible to our naked eyes.

2nd Place. Polished slab of Teepee Canyon agate. (Photo by Douglas L. Moore/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

3rd Place. Culture of neurons (stained green) derived from human skin cells, and Schwann cells, a second type of brain cell (stained red). (Photo by Rebecca Nutbrown/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

4th Place. Butterfly proboscis. (Photo by Jochen Schroeder/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

5th Place. Front foot (tarsus) of a male diving beetle. (Photo by Igor Siwanowicz/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

6th Place. Bubbles formed from melted ascorbic acid crystals. (Photo by Marek Mis/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

7th Place. Leaves of Selaginella (lesser club moss). (Photo by David Maitland/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

8th Place. Wildflower stamens. (Photo by Samuel Silberman/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

9th Place. Espresso coffee crystals. (Photo by Vin Kitayama and Sanae Kitayama/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

10th Place. Frontonia (showing ingested food, cilia, mouth and trichocysts). (Photo by Rogelio Moreno Gill/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

11th Place. Scales of a butterfly wing underside. (Photo by Francis Sneyers/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

12th Place. Human HeLa cell undergoing cell division (cytokinesis). DNA (yellow), myosin II (blue) and actin filaments. (Photo by Dr. Dylan Burnette/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

13th Place. Poison fangs of a centipede (Lithobius erythrocephalus). (Photo by Walter Piorkowski/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

14th Place. Mouse retinal ganglion cells. (Photo by Dr. Keunyoung Kim/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

15th Place. Head section of an orange ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata). (photo by Geir Drange/ Nikon’s Small World 2016)

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