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Nikon Small World 2019 Competition

 The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is in its 45th year now, zooming in on some of the tiniest living (and non-living) objects of our world. From a tiny alligator getting his nervous system to the smallest snowflake, more than 2000 photos were submitted from 100 countries. Here are 16 images that made it to the finals, including the winners themselves. Feast your eyes on some of the best macro-photography in all the land.
 
1. Turtle Embryo in Fluorescent Color
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Turtle Embryo in Fluorescent Color
1st place winner, by Teresa Zgoda and Teresa Kugler, New York, USA.
2. A Mosquito Larva
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner A Mosquito Larva
12th place by Anne Algae in Middlesex
3. This Beautiful Mineral is Called Cuprite
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Cuprite macrophoto
13th place winner: Dr. Emilio Carabajal Márquez, Madrid, Spain.
4. Female Lynx Spider​
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Female Lynx Spider​
14th place winner: Antoine Franck, CIRAD – Agricultural Research for Development, Saint Pierre, Réunion.
5. A Pregnant Small Planktonic Crustacean
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner A Pregnant Small Planktonic Ctustacean
15th place winner: Marek Miś, Marek Miś Photography, Suwalki, Podlaskie, Poland
6. Inside the Eye of a House Fly 
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Inside the Eye of a House Fly
16th Place winner: Dr. Razvan Cornel Constantin, Bucharest, Romania.
7. A Microscopic Photo of Vitamin C
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner A Microscopic Photo of Vitamin C
17th Place: Karl Deckart, Eckental, Bavaria, Germany.
8. Octopus Bimaculoides Embryo​
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Octopus Bimaculoides Embryo​
19th Place winner: Martyna Lukoševičiūtė & Dr. Carrie Albertin, University of Oxford, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
9. Single-Cell Freshwater Protozoans
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Single-Cell Freshwater Protozoans
2nd Place winner: Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia, USA. 
10. Alligator Embryo Developing Nerves And Skeleton
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Alligator Embryo Developing Nerves And Skeleton
3rd Place winner: Daniel Smith Paredes & Dr. Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar, Yale University, Department of Geology and Geophysics, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
11. Male Mosquito
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Male Mosquito
4th Place winner: Jan Rosenboom, Universität Rostock, Rostock, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Germany.
12. Snow Flake
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Snow Flake
5th Place: Caleb Foster, Caleb Foster Photography, Jericho, Vermont, USA.
13. Small White Hair Spider
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Small White Hair Spider
6th Place: Javier Rupérez, Almáchar, Málaga, Spain.
14. Chinese Red Carnation Stamen
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Chinese Red Carnation Stamen
7th Place winner: Dr. Guillermo López, Alicante, Spain
15. Frozen Water Droplet
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Frozen Water Droplet
8th Place: Garzon Christian, Quintin, Cotes-d’Armor, France.
16. Tulip Bud Cross Section
Nikon Small World 2019 Competition winner Tulip Bud Cross Section
9th Place winner: Andrei Savitsky, Cherkassy, Ukraine.
Image source: Nikonsmallworld
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