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Everyday Things That Look Totally Different Under A Microscope – Part 2

Photomicrograph is a photograph of an item taken through an optical microscope. It is performed simply by hooking up a regular camera to a microscope. Every year, Nikon organizes Small World Photomicrography contest showcasing the beauty and complexity of life through a microscope. The contest is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. Check out these 20 photos showing our world through a microscope.

1. Rotifer showing the mouth interior and heart shaped corona (40x).

Photo by: Rogelio Moreno – Panama, Panama.

Rotifer

2. Twinning planes in calcite crystal (10x).

Photo by: Alessandro Da Mommio – Pisa, Italy

calcite crystal

3. Jumping spider eyes (20x).

Photo by: Noah Fram-Schwartz – Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.

spider eyes

4. Caterpillar proleg with circle of gripping hooks in red (20x).

Photo by: Karin Panser – Vienna, Austria.

Caterpillar proleg

5. Bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells stained for actin (pink), mitochondria (green) and DNA (yellow).

Photo by: Muthugapatti K. Kandasamy – Athens, Georgia, USA.

Bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells

6. Active fluid flow around P. damicornis (coral polyp) (4x).

Photo by: Dr. Douglas Brumley – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Active fluid flow around P. damicornis

7. Circuitry in DVD reader (100x).

Photo by: Dennis Hinks – Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Circuitry in DVD reader

8. Appendages of a common brine shrimp (100x).

Photo by: Dr. Igor Robert Siwanowicz – Ashburn, Virginia, USA.

Appendages of a common brine shrimp

9. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) ovary fixed and stained to show lectins (red) and nuclei (blue) (63x).

Photo by: Meritxell Vendrell – Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Parsley

10. Daisy petal with fungal infection and pollen grains (10x).

Photo by: Dr. Paul Joseph Rigby – Crawley, Western Australia, Australia.

Daisy petal with fungal infection and pollen grains

11. House cricket’s tongue (Acheta domesticus) (25x).

Photo by: Stefano Barone – Cremona, Italy.

House crickets tongue

12. Montana Dryhead agate, unpolished (50x).

Photo by: Douglas L. Moore – Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Montana Dryhead agate

13. Conochilus unicornis (rotifer), actively feeding (417x).

Photo by: Charles Krebs – Issaquah, Washington, USA.

Conochilus unicornis

14. Mouse brain vasculature (2x).

Photo by: Dr. Ali Erturk – Munich, Germany.

Mouse brain vasculature

15. Chrysochroa buqueti (jewel beetle) carapace, near eye (45x).

Photo by: Charles Krebs – Issaquah, Washington, USA.

Chrysochroa buqueti

16. Three transgenic kidneys cultured together, showing colliding branching collecting duct systems (20x).

Photo by: Dr. Nils Lindström – Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Three transgenic kidneys

17. Pleurotaenium ovatum (microalgae) (40x).

Photo by: Rogelio Moreno – Panama, Panama.

Pleurotaenium ovatum

18. Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel) (80x).

Photo by: Jens H. Petersen – Ebeltoft, Denmark.

Anagallis arvensis

19. Larval stage of the acorn worm Balanoglossus misakiensis, dorsal view, showing cell borders, muscles and apical eye spots (10x).

Photo by: Dr. Sabrina Kaul – Vienna, Austria.

Larval stage of the acorn worm Balanoglossus misakiensis

20. A crawling bone cancer (osteosarcoma) cell showing actin filament bundles in the lamella (8000x).

Photo by: Dr. Dylan T. Burnette – Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

crawling bone cancer cell

Source: Nikon Small World

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