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It's a Small World After All

by Staff


Tags: Microphotographers, Zebrafish, frog embryos, Discover Magazine,

Capturing the microscopic details of  Lilliputian objects, microphotographers are able to engage in a world that is hidden from the naked eye.  Discover Magazine showcases 20 of these artists of the minute, finalists of a recent contest held by the camera company Nikon. Some of the highlights include a spindly closeup of a Zebrafish embryo, red algae cells that look like Chinese fans, and bulging, luminescent frog embryos.

Academics, researchers, and professional photographers were all honored in the contest.

Who knew a zebrafish embryo's midbrain was so dazzling? –Cara Binder