Winners from Nikon’s annual Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition

First Place winner: The development of the zebrafish lateral line, a sensory organ analogous to the inner ear of humans, submitted by Dr. Mariana Muzzopappa and Jim Swoger.
First Place winner: The development of the zebrafish lateral line, a sensory organ analogous to the inner ear of humans, submitted by Dr. Mariana Muzzopappa and Jim Swoger.

 

Nikon’s 2014 Annual Small World in Motion Photomicrography winner’s are spectacular.  The small world of science is dazzling.  Here are a few of the Winners and the Honorable Mentions, in GIF form courtesy of The Huffingpost – see the full article for all the Winners and Honorable Mentions or visit the Official Site for to see all wonders of the Small World.

 

Second Place winner: A time-lapse of caffeine crystallization, submitted by Dr. Douglas Clark.
Second Place winner: A time-lapse of caffeine crystallization, submitted by Dr. Douglas Clark.

 

Honorable mention: Time-lapse of a two-day old zebrafish embryo with green erythrocytes and red blood vessels, submitted by Elliott Hagedorn
Honorable mention: Time-lapse of a two-day old zebrafish embryo with green erythrocytes and red blood vessels, submitted by Elliott Hagedorn

 

Honorable mention: Killer T cells engaging a cancer cell, submitted by Alex Ritter, Dr. Bi-Chang Chen, Dr. Wesley Legant & Dr. Liang Gao.
Honorable mention: Killer T cells engaging a cancer cell, submitted by Alex Ritter, Dr. Bi-Chang Chen, Dr. Wesley Legant & Dr. Liang Gao.

 

Honorable mention: Aplysia sea slug neuron, submitted by Dr. Masha Prager-Khoutorsky.
Honorable mention: Aplysia sea slug neuron, submitted by Dr. Masha Prager-Khoutorsky.

 

Robin Cerutti Photographs the Wonder

Photo by Robin Cerruti
Photo by Robin Cerruti

 

Canadian Photographer Robin Cerutti has an affinity for water.  Many of his photos are underwater, or reflections off water.  This extra dimension of water creates an extra dimension in his photos as well.  In his underwater photo series it is often difficult to tell what is underwater and what is above water and the above and below seem to merge.   His reflection photos extend the real world into a mirror world that stretches into a strange watery alternate mirror universe where again sometimes up and down are confused.  All of Robin Cerutti’s photography has a magical touch.  You can see more of Robin Ceruttis photos on his website HERE and on his Tumblr HERE.

 

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Flawless – Painting by Christiane Vleugels

Blue Lagoon by Christiane Vleugels
Blue Lagoon by Christiane Vleugels

Christiane Vleugels (aka Raipun) started painting when she was only 12 years old.  Her intense paintings are so realistic that they almost appear to be photographs.  See more of Christiane Vleugels paintings HERE and at her website HERE.

Balance (with artist) by Christian Vleugel
Balance (pictured with the artist) by Christian Vleugel