The first place went to this colorful, fluorescent-like the image of a small turtle embryos. (Credit: Teresa Zgoda, Teresa, While/Courtesy of Nikon Small World)
The Technicolor pictures of the delicate embryo, feathers, and a mosquito head, a spider, facial “hair”, and in a burst of light, a frozen drop of water are just a few of the most striking images of this year’s Nikon Small World microphotography competition.
The competition’s grand prize went to a colorful image of a developing turtle embryo, the tiny creature measured a mere 1 inch (3 centimeters) in length, according to the contest’s website. Teresa’s Front, and a microscopy technician, Teresa Kugler, a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York, New York, the image has been created as part of a course on embryology, they take it to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Vibrant shades of pink, to highlight the growing number of s in the skeleton, whereas green and blue reveal the textures and patterns of the skin and the shell. To create the image, While and the Front is combined fluorescence stereo-microscopy is an optical imaging technique that, according to the web site.
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Now in its 45th year, the 2019 contest will be crowned with prizes, and honorable mentions, 86 photos, selected from over 2000 entries that were submitted by scientists and artists from nearly 100 countries around the world, contest representatives said in a statement.
“Our goal has always been to show the world the ways in which art and science intersect,” she said, Nikon Instruments sales representative, Eric Flem. “As well as new imaging and microscopy techniques have evolved over the years, our winners will be able to demonstrate this technology is getting more and more creative. In the first place, and this year is no exception,” Flem will be added.
For the production of a very detailed picture of the sensitive turtle embryo, the, Front, and, While made up of hundreds of photos that are then stacked upon each other.
Trumpet-shaped, single-celled organisms are referred to as stentors was glowing in the picture that is placed in the second position. The tone of this microscopic fresh-water “sound a trumpet”, are cilia, or tiny hairs, that is, the organisms use to swim, and to eat. The photographer, Igor Siwanowicz, a scientist with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, and turned to confocal microscopy to capture these cilia. This a microphotography technique that blocks some of the light bathing the box, so that the small portions are illuminated and in focus, according to the statement.
The third place went to a picture of an embryo of an alligator. However, in contrast to the turtle, the embryo of the picture, it does not only have the number of one of the bones, but also in the delicate traceries of the development of the central nervous system. Node, the neural branches can be seen in her body, which is the cluster close around, and the alligator embryo’s mouth, and into her arms.
Other eye-catching views of the tiny miracles, the amazing, feather-like frond from a male mosquito’s antennae; spiral-shaped structure in a cross-section of a tulip bud; fruit fly ovary, and a mushroom-shaped crystal is suspended in a piece of quartz.
You can view this year’s winning images, honorable mentions and other notable submissions in the Nikon Small World web site.
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Originally published on Live Science.