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Nikon Small World: 2014 winners

Published 1203 GMT (2003 HKT) October 30, 2014
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This is the 40th year that camera maker Nikon has held its Small World competition, which seeks the best magnified images melding science and art. Finishing in first place this year was Rogelio Moreno, who took this magnified photo of a rotifer that shows its mouth interior and heart-shaped corona. courtesy Nikon Small World
Second place: Alessandro Da Mommio, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pisa

Rhombohedral cleavage in calcite crystal
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Third place: Noah Fram-Schwartz

Eyes of a jumping spider
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Fourth place: Karin Panser, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology

Caterpillar proleg with circle of gripping hooks in red
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Fifth place: Dr. Muthugapatti K. Kandasamy, Biomedical Microscopy Core, University of Georgia

Bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells, stained for actin (pink), mitochondria (green) and DNA (yellow)
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Sixth place: Dr. Douglas Brumley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Active fluid flow around P. damicornis (coral polyp)
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Seventh place: Dennis Hinks

Circuitry in DVD reader
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Eighth place: Dr. Igor Robert Siwanowicz, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Appendages of a common brine shrimp
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Ninth place: Meritxell Vendrell, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Parsley ovary fixed and stained to show lectins (red) and nuclei (blue)
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10th place: Dr. Paul Joseph Rigby, Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, The University of Western Australia

Daisy petal with fungal infection and pollen grains, whole mount, unstained
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11th place: Stefano Barone

House cricket's tongue
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12th place: Douglas Moore, University Relations and Communications, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Montana Dryhead agate, unpolished
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13th place: Charles Krebs

Conochilus unicornis (rotifer), actively feeding -- this rotifer species forms a free-floating spherical colony
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14th place: Dr. Ali Erturk

Mouse brain vasculature
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15th place: Charles Krebs

Chrysochroa buqueti (jewel beetle) carapace, near the eye
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16th place: Dr. Nils Lindstrom, Developmental Biology, The Roslin Institute

Three transgenic kidneys cultured together, showing colliding branching collecting duct systems
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17th place: Rogelio Moreno

Pleurotaenium ovatum (micro algae)
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18th place: Jens H. Petersen, MycoKey

Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel)
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19th place: Dr. Sabrina Kaul, University of Vienna

Larval stage of the acorn worm Balanoglossus misakiensis, dorsal view, showing cell borders, muscles and apical eye spots
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20th place: Dr. Dylan T. Burnette, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

A crawling bone cancer (osteosarcoma) cell showing actin filament bundles in the lamella
courtesy Nikon Small World