Art
51,961 Hypes 9 Comments

Winning Photos of the 2018 Nikon Small World Contest Show the Invisible World

See this year’s best microscopic images.

Nikon has announced the winning images from the 2018 Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition, for which almost 2,500 scientists and photographers from 89 countries submitted their work. The 44th annual contest showcases the complexity of life beyond the naked eye and celebrates the evolution of imaging and science technologies.

This year’s first place was awarded to Emirati photographer Yousef Al Habshi, whose winning image shows the eye of an Asian Red Palm weevil (metapocyrtus subquadrulifer beetle) at 20x magnification. By using reflected light and stacking 128 micrographs into a single photo, Al Habshi could capture the iridescent green scales that surround the eye of a beetle that measures less than 0.43 inches (11 mm) in length.

Other images display the colorful forms of the invisible world, such as a spittlebug’s bubble house, the fibers of a peacock feather, the central region of the retina and a human teardrop.

See the top 20 winning photos (ordered from first to twentieth place) of the 2018 Nikon Small World competition above and head over to Nikon’s website to see the honorable mentions.

For more impressive imagery, but on a zoomed-out scale, Johnny Miller’s drone photography series shows the stark inequality around the world.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

KAWS' Colossal 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion Spotlighted in Upcoming Phillips Auction
Art

KAWS' Colossal 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion Spotlighted in Upcoming Phillips Auction

Standing 23-feet-tall and on display at Phillips NYC.

Nick Knight's 'Still' Exhibition To Open in Tokyo at The Mass
Art

Nick Knight's 'Still' Exhibition To Open in Tokyo at The Mass

A series of floral photo paintings.

Richard Prince to Bring His 'Hippie Drawings' to Gagosian NYC
Art

Richard Prince to Bring His 'Hippie Drawings' to Gagosian NYC

As part of the controversial artist’s new show aptly called “High Times.”

"New Vanguard II" Group Exhibition Spotlights Celebrated Visual Artists
Art

"New Vanguard II" Group Exhibition Spotlights Celebrated Visual Artists

Organized by Thinkspace Gallery.

DABSMYLA Explore "Things That Can't Be Seen" in Upcoming Exhibition
Art

DABSMYLA Explore "Things That Can't Be Seen" in Upcoming Exhibition

The husband-and-wife duo presents their largest show yet.


Artists Pixel Pancho, Mike Perry, Yoh Nagao, & CB Hoyo Present A "FANTASTIC WORLD"
Art

Artists Pixel Pancho, Mike Perry, Yoh Nagao, & CB Hoyo Present A "FANTASTIC WORLD"

Bright colors and bizarre characters unfold.

Rembrandt 'The Night Watch' Painting Set For a Live Restoration Stream
Art

Rembrandt 'The Night Watch' Painting Set For a Live Restoration Stream

An unusual move from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

Banksy Releases Video Documenting the Process of Shredding the 'Girl With a Balloon'
Art

Banksy Releases Video Documenting the Process of Shredding the 'Girl With a Balloon'

Showing the button that set off the destruction.

KAWS Unveils a Full Look at Bert & Ernie 'Sesame Street' Plushes
Art

KAWS Unveils a Full Look at Bert & Ernie 'Sesame Street' Plushes

The famous Muppets get the ‘XX’ treatment.

Benedict Radcliffe Installs New Wire-Frame Lamborghini Sculpture
Art

Benedict Radcliffe Installs New Wire-Frame Lamborghini Sculpture

A life-sized Lambo artwork parked at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.