aNewDomain — Every year, we present the winners of the Nikon Small World contest, a competition that features just what is possible if you combine a light microscope with an artistic eye. But this year the competition also is taking popular votes on the top 96 finalists. Vote here.
Check out Eyes of a Jumping Spider above and nine of our other favorites to win, below.
Head of a Green Bottle Fly
Head of a Skinbow Zebrafish Larvae
Credit: Chen Chen-Hui/Nikon Small World
Scales of a Butterfly Wing (
Fungus Growing on Cow Dung
Poison Fangs of a Centipede
3D picture of Moving Vesicles
Credit: Erdinc Sezgin/Nikon Small World 2016
Credit: Vin Kitayama and Sanae Kitayama/Nikon Small World 2016
Beta-alanine and Taurine Crystals
Credit: Matt Inman/Nikon Small World
Hot Rubber Coated with a Thin Glass Film, Shot While Cooling
Credit: James Hedrick/Nikon Small World
Cover shot: Eyes of a Jumping Spider: Yousef Al Habshi/Nikon Small World, All Rights Reserved.