Friday, October 22, 2010

Photomicrographic Beauty

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 10:02 AM

How could something so hideous be so beautiful? That's our reaction to this image, part of the 2010 Small World Photomicrography Competition sponsored by Nikon.

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  • Dr. Paul Andrews, University of Dundee, Scotland

Above is a picture of two human cancer cells sitting next to each other right before dividing into four cells.

You can view all of this year's winners and even submit an entry for the 2011 competition here.

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  • Gerd Guenther, Dusseldorf, Germany

Above are the technicolor images of soap bubbles under a microscope. The photo, by an organic farmer in Dusseldorf, Germany, were taken right before the soap film collapsed.

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