2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Nikon has just announced the winners of its annual Small World Photomicrography competition, and as you can see from these stunning photographs, bigger isn't always better.

The competition is in its 42nd year and this year over 2000 people from 70 countries entered. For those that don't know, photomicrography is the practise of taking a photograph through a microscope or similar magnifying device in order to capture the intricate details of things invisible to the human eye. From the proboscis of a butterfly and the foot of a beetle to espresso coffee crystals, the pictures below give us a whole new way of looking at world. The categories are divided into winners, honorable mentions, and images of distinction, and you can find the full list on the Nikon Small World website.

More info: Nikon Small World (h/t: demilked)

#1 Fourth Place. Butterfly Proboscis

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Fourth Place. Butterfly Proboscis
Jochen Schroeder

#2 Fifth Place. Front Foot (Tarsus) Of A Male Diving Beetle

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Fifth Place. Front Foot (Tarsus) Of A Male Diving Beetle
Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

#3 Eyes Of A Jumping Spider

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Eyes Of A Jumping Spider
Yousef Al Habshi

#4 Nineteenth Place. Human Neural Rosette Primordial Brain Cells

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Nineteenth Place. Human Neural Rosette Primordial Brain Cells
Dr. Gist F. Croft

#5 Eleventh Place. Scales Of A Butterfly Wing Underside

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Eleventh Place. Scales Of A Butterfly Wing Underside
Francis Sneyers

#6 Thirteenth Place. Poison Fangs Of A Centipede

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Thirteenth Place. Poison Fangs Of A Centipede
Walter Piorkowski

#7 Sixth Place. Air Bubbles Formed From Melted Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystals

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Sixth Place. Air Bubbles Formed From Melted Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Crystals
Marek Mis

#8 Eighth Place. Wildflower Stamens

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Eighth Place. Wildflower Stamens
Samuel Silberman

#9 Retinal Ganglion Cells In The Whole-Mounted Mouse Retina

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Retinal Ganglion Cells In The Whole-Mounted Mouse Retina
Dr. Keunyoung Kim

#10 Ninth Place. Espresso Coffee Crystals

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Ninth Place. Espresso Coffee Crystals
Vin Kitayama & Sanae Kitayama

#11 First Place. Four-Day-Old Zebrafish Embryo

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - First Place. Four-Day-Old Zebrafish Embryo
Dr. Oscar Ruiz

#12 Caudal Gill Of A Dragonfly Larva

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Caudal Gill Of A Dragonfly Larva
Marek Miś

#13 Goatsbeard Flower

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Goatsbeard Flower
Dr. Csaba Pintér

#14 Second Place. Polished Slab Of Teepee Canyon Agate

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Second Place. Polished Slab Of Teepee Canyon Agate
Douglas L. Moore

#15 Seventh Place. Leaves Of Selaginella

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Seventh Place. Leaves Of Selaginella
Dr. David Maitland

#16 Scales Of A Butterfly Wing

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Scales Of A Butterfly Wing
Evan Darling

#17 Hippocampal Neurons

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Hippocampal Neurons
Dr. Wutian Wu

#18 Copper Crystals

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Copper Crystals
Honorio Cócera-La Parra

#19 Scales Of A Butterfly Wing

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Scales Of A Butterfly Wing
Anne Gleich

#20 Jellyfish

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Jellyfish
Teresa Zgoda

#21 Egg Of A Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Egg Of A Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
David Millard

#22 Prolegs Of A Hairy Caterpillar Gripping A Small Branch

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Prolegs Of A Hairy Caterpillar Gripping A Small Branch
James Dorey

#23 Interference Patterns On A Glycerin Based Soapy Solution

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Interference Patterns On A Glycerin Based Soapy Solution
Haris Antonopoulos

#24 Robber Fly

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Robber Fly
Jan Rosenboom

#25 Beta-Alanine And Taurine Crystals

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Beta-Alanine And Taurine Crystals
Matt Inman

#26 Gears Coupling Hind Legs Of A Planthopper Nymph

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Gears Coupling Hind Legs Of A Planthopper Nymph
Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

#27 Twentieth Place. Cow Dung

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Twentieth Place. Cow Dung
Michael Crutchley

#28 Water Mite

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Water Mite
Jacek Myslowski

#29 Leg Of A Water Boatman

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Leg Of A Water Boatman
Marek Miś

#30 Black Elder Tree Flower Stamen

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Black Elder Tree Flower Stamen
Laurie Knight

#31 Ant Leg

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Ant Leg
Györgyi Zséli

#32 Wildflower Stamens

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Wildflower Stamens
Samuel Silberman

#33 Twelfth Place. Human Hela Cell Undergoing Cell Division

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Twelfth Place. Human Hela Cell Undergoing Cell Division
Dr. Dylan Burnette

#34 Sixteenth Place. 65 Fossil Radiolarians (Zooplankton) Carefully Arranged By Hand In Victorian Style

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Sixteenth Place. 65 Fossil Radiolarians (Zooplankton) Carefully Arranged By Hand In Victorian Style
Stefano Barone

#35 Licmophora Flabellata Diatoms

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Licmophora Flabellata Diatoms
Dr. Arlene Wechezak

#36 Third Place. Brain Cells From Skin Cells

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Third Place. Brain Cells From Skin Cells
Rebecca Nutbrown

#37 Spore Capsule Of A Moss

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Spore Capsule Of A Moss
Henri Koskinen

#38 Green Bottle Fly

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Green Bottle Fly
Erno Endre Gergely

#39 Curvepod Fumewort (Corydalis Curvisiliqua) Seed

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Curvepod Fumewort (Corydalis Curvisiliqua) Seed
David Millard

#40 Seeds Of An Indian Paintbrush Wildflower

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Seeds Of An Indian Paintbrush Wildflower
David Millard

#41 Slime Mold

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Slime Mold
José R. Almodóvar

#42 Fifteenth Place. Head Section Of An Orange Ladybird

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Fifteenth Place. Head Section Of An Orange Ladybird
Geir Drange

#43 Dentate Gyrus Of A Optically-Cleared Transgenic Mouse Brain

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Dentate Gyrus Of A Optically-Cleared Transgenic Mouse Brain
Hei Ming Lai & Dr. Wutian Wu

#44 Testis Of A Fruit Fly

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Testis Of A Fruit Fly
Christopher Large

#45 Algae

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Algae
Anne Gleich

#46 Microcrystal Test For Oxycodone Using Platinic Bromide Solution

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Microcrystal Test For Oxycodone Using Platinic Bromide Solution
Kelly Brinsko

#47 Ammonite Shell

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Ammonite Shell
Norm Barker

#48 Section Of A Red Speckled Jewel Beetle

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Section Of A Red Speckled Jewel Beetle
Yousef Al Habshi

#49 Tenth Place. Frontonia (Showing Ingested Food, Cilia, Mouth And Trichocysts)

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Tenth Place. Frontonia (Showing Ingested Food, Cilia, Mouth And Trichocysts)
Rogelio Moreno Gill

#50 Section Of A Begonia Flower

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Section Of A Begonia Flower
Viktor Sykora

#51 Tail Of A A Small Shrimp

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Tail Of A A Small Shrimp
Charles B. Krebs

#52 Deep Sea Crustacea

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Deep Sea Crustacea
Dr. Tomonari Kaji

#53 Mouse Hand, Showing Veins

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Mouse Hand, Showing Veins
Evan Darling

#54 Young Flower Buds Of Arabidopsis

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Young Flower Buds Of Arabidopsis
Dr. Nathanaël Prunet

#55 Diclofenac Crystals

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Diclofenac Crystals
Adolfo Ruiz De Segovia

#56 Ant Pupae

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Ant Pupae
Geir Drange

#57 Cerebellum Brain Section Of A Rat

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Cerebellum Brain Section Of A Rat
Dr. Barbara Orsolits

#58 Cross Section Of Stem Of Barley

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Cross Section Of Stem Of Barley
Dr. Stephen Lowry

#59 Viperfish

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Viperfish
Dr. Alvaro Roura

#60 Early Stages Of Mouse Embryo Development

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Early Stages Of Mouse Embryo Development
Dr. Gaelle Recher

#61 Fourteenth Place. Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Fourteenth Place. Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells
Dr. Keunyoung Kim

#62 Section Of The Cerebellum

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Section Of The Cerebellum
Dr. Marc Leushacke

#63 Galls Of A Mite

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Galls Of A Mite
Györgyi Zséli

#64 Surface Of Embryonic Mouse Kidney

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Surface Of Embryonic Mouse Kidney
Dr. Nils Lindström

#65 Tintinnid Ciliate Of The Marine Plankton

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Tintinnid Ciliate Of The Marine Plankton
Dr. John R. Dolan

#66 Hippocampal Slice Culture Stained For Neurons

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Hippocampal Slice Culture Stained For Neurons
Dr. Jennifer L. Peters

#67 Forewing (Elytron) Of A Tiger Beetle

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Forewing (Elytron) Of A Tiger Beetle
Dr. Rudolf Büchi

#68 Leaves Of A Liverwort

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Leaves Of A Liverwort
Magdalena Turzańska

#69 Actin, Mitochondria And Dna In A Bovine Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cell

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Actin, Mitochondria And Dna In A Bovine Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cell
Dr. Talley J. Lambert

#70 Mullein Flower

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Mullein Flower
Karl Gaff

#71 Eighteenth Place. Parts Of Wing-Cover

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Eighteenth Place. Parts Of Wing-Cover
Pia Scanlon

#72 Jurinea Mollis Seed

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Jurinea Mollis Seed
Viktor Sykora

#73 Micrasterias Thomasiana

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Micrasterias Thomasiana
Jacek Myslowski

#74 Moving Vesicles

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Moving Vesicles
Dr. Erdinc Sezgin

#75 Cross Section Of A Lily Of The Valley

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Cross Section Of A Lily Of The Valley


#76 Cultured Fat Cells

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Cultured Fat Cells
Heiko T. Jansen

#77 Cross-Section Through A Multi-Layered Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Composite Structure For Defect Analysis

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Cross-Section Through A Multi-Layered Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Composite Structure For Defect Analysis
Peter Pook

#78 A Daisy’s Central Disc Pattern Of Tiny Unopened Flowers

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - A Daisy’s Central Disc Pattern Of Tiny Unopened Flowers
Peter Courtney Kinchington

#79 Trumpet Animalcule Containing Endosymbionts

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Trumpet Animalcule Containing Endosymbionts.jpg
Wim van Egmond

#80 Dasineura Affinis

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Dasineura Affinis
Dr. Csaba Pintér

#81 Mosquito Larva

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Mosquito Larva
Edwin Lee

#82 Zebrafish Fin With Cylindrical Bone Segments And Rows Of Pigment

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Zebrafish Fin With Cylindrical Bone Segments And Rows Of Pigment
Dr. Leonardo Andrade

#83 Fossil Diatom From Oamaru

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Fossil Diatom From Oamaru
Frank Fox

#84 Section Of Stem Of A Bomarea Densiflora Plant Specime

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before - Section Of Stem Of A Bomarea Densiflora Plant Specime
Edgar Javier Rincón

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