Nikon’s Small World photo contest is regarded as one of the world’s top photo contests, showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The competition highlights anything from bugs to algae to the human body, all through the lens of a microscope. The annual competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography.
Here are 2012’s top six winners.
For a complete list of winners and their winning photos, visit: nikonsmallworld.com