Last week, Nikon unveiled the winners of its 38th annual Small World Photomicrography Competition. What’s photomicrography, you ask? Well, while there are many techniques involved, the genre, simply put, is photography captured through a light microscope.
Researchers use photomicrographs as a means of scientific inquiry. The images depict life in all its glorious, magnified detail. “But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation,” reads the competition’s web site. - Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.