The 12th place winner shows a closeup of the eye of an Opiliones (daddy longlegs) magnified 20x.
A stunning sample of some of the winners and honorable mentions in this year's annual Nikon photo contest. Cool, creepy stuff!
Image of Distinction: Mosquito larva, early development, magnified 10x.
Honorable Mention: Liquid crystal magnified 500x.
Honorable Mention: Warp knitted curtain fabric magnified 10x.
18th place shows Synapta (sea-cucumber) skin magnified 100x.
The 4th place winner shows the everted scolex (head) of a Taenia solium (tapeworm) magnified 200x.
9th Place: Growing cartilage-like tissue in the lab using bone stem cells (collagen fibers in green and fat deposits in red), magnified 20x for collagen; 40x for fat deposits.
Image of Distinction: The face of a small moth magnified 5x.