Today we are going to share with you the winning and honored images of Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition. Held since 1975, the contest invites scientist and photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit images of anything visible under a microscope. More than 2,000 entries from 83 countries were received this year.
The images below prove that beauty not only comes in all shapes and sizes, they may also come from the most surprising places. Prepare to be awed as you take a trip into a magical miniature world through these winning photographs from the 2015 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.
1. Anther of a flowering plant (Arabidopsis thaliana) (20x)
2. Australian grass (Austrostipa nodosa) seed (5x)