In addition to advanced research, some of the winning and honorable mention images reflect people's endless fascination with the little things in life such as mushrooms, fish scales, insects, roots, bandages, and red wine.
Third place, James Nicholson
Coral Culture and Collaborative Research Facility, Fort Johnson Marine Lab
Specimen: Solitary coral, Fungia sp
Technique: Reflected illumination/epifluorescence without barrier filter