Tiny Beauties: Visions From Under the Microscope

A global photography contest produces stunning images from an invisible world

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The folks at Olympus know a thing or two about what makes a pretty picture. One thing they appreciate is that the most striking images are often the ones that are too small to see. That’s why they’re now in their tenth year of sponsoring the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging competition, soliciting photographs captured under the microscope by competitors from around the world. Of the thousands of Images they received this year, the 10 that follow were the winners. The first place finisher receives either an Olympus microscope or camera equipment, both valued at $5,000. The rest of us get some of the most improbably beautiful sights we’d otherwise never hope to see.

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5 comments
Orator
Orator

Really Amazing Images!

mintyessi13
mintyessi13

I feel really amazed and blessed at how much of this I already recognize and understand after three semesters of college. Yay higher education! (:

AndreasCY
AndreasCY

Wonderful what nature provides if we can see it...

granatina.g
granatina.g

The images fromm an invisible world contain more enhances areas of  symmetricals contrast : this is marvellous world about micromacro intelligent  interaction. So we to be afraid to acknoledge that all this is very trascensive.