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Photos: Nikon Small World 2007

Every year Nikon sponsors the Small World competition for photomicrography, the art of photography through a microscope. In its 33rd year, the 2007 competition had more than 2,000 entries. For more about the competition, including info on when the exhibit tour of micrographs will be in a city near you, take a gander at the competition's <A HREF="http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/">Web site</A>.

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1 of 20 Gloria Kwon, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Gloria Kwon Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute New York, New York, USA Double transgenic mouse embryo, 18.5 days (17x) Brightfield, Darkfield, Fluorescence (GFP, RFP)
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2 of 20 Michael Hendricks, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Michael Hendricks Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory National University of Singapore Kent Ridge, Singapore Zebrafish embryo midbrain and diencephalon (20x) Confocal
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3 of 20 Wim van Egmond, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Wim van Egmond Micropolitan Museum Rotterdam, The Netherlands Testudinella patina (a rotifer) (400x) Differential Interference Contrast
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4 of 20 Charles Krebs, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Charles Krebs Charles Krebs Photography Issaquah, Washington, USA Marine diatoms attached to Polysiphonia (red algae) (100x) Differential Interference Contrast
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5 of 20 Peter Parks, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Peter Parks Imagequestmarine.com Witney, Oxon, UK Sea water with mixed zooplankton and needle eye (20x) Reflected Light
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6 of 20 Charles Krebs, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Charles Krebs Charles Krebs Photography Issaquah, Washington, USA Hydrophilidae sp. (water scavenger beetle) larva (100x) Brightfield with Crossed Polarization
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7 of 20 Michael Klymkowsky, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Michael Klymkowsky MCD Biology University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, Colorado, USA Xenopus (frog) embryos (20x) Stereomicroscopy
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8 of 20 Vera Hunnekuhl, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Vera Hunnekuhl Department of Zoology University of Osnabruck Osnabruck, Germany Erpobdella octoculata (fresh water leech) (25x) Confocal
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9 of 20 Shamuel Silberman, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Shamuel Silberman Ramat Gan, Israel Papaver subpiriforme (corn poppies) flower bud (20x) Fiber Optic Illumination
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10 of 20 Dr. Stephen Nagy, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Dr. Stephen Nagy Montana Diatoms Helena, Montana, USA Antique microscope slide featuring thin section of diseased ivory (15x) Polarized Light
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11 of 20 Dr. Robert Markus, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Dr. Robert Markus Institute of Genetics Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Szeged, Hungary Opening stamen of Mirabilis jalapa (flower) (125x) Confocal
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12 of 20 Annette Bergter, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Annette Bergter Zoology Division University of Osnabruck Osnabruck, Germany Ophryotrocha diadema (marine worm) embryo, showing nervous system and cilia (25x) Confocal
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13 of 20 Dr. Stephen Lowry, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Dr. Stephen Lowry University of Ulster Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK Coiled radula of Patella vulgaris (mollusk) (20x) Polarized Light
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14 of 20 Christian Gautier, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Christian Gautier BIOS/PHONE Photo Agency Avignon, France Cedrus atlantica (cedar) leaf crosscut (200x) Polarized Light
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15 of 20 Rodrigo Mexas, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Rodrigo Mexas Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Trematode sp. (parasitic worm) (400x) Differential Interference Contrast
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16 of 20 Steven Valley, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Steven Valley Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division Salem, Oregon, USA Mimetidae sp. (spider) egg case (30x) Stereomicroscopy
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17 of 20 Dr. Jeffery Bowen, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Dr. Jeffery Bowen Bridgewater State College Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA Kaleidofly of a Halloween Pennant (dragonfly) (1x) Stereomicroscopy
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18 of 20 Klaus Bolte, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Klaus Bolte Natural Resources Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Amisega floridensis (parasitic wasp) (90x) Stereomicroscopy
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19 of 20 Viktor Sykora, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Viktor Sykora Institute of Pathophysiology, First Medical Faculty Charles University Prague, Czech Republic Epilobium parviflorum (small-flowered willowherb) seeds (10x) Stereomicroscopy, Darkfield
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20 of 20 Dr. Matthew Hooge, Photo courtesy of Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Dr. Matthew Hooge Portland, Oregon, USA Clione sp. (planktonic mollusk) larva (40x) Differential Interference Contrast

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