Date:1 April 2012
Ventral view of Daphnia pulex (common water flea) (10X)
Dr Jan Michels
Institute of Zoology, Christian-Albrechts-UniversitÃƒÂ¤t zu Kiel
Image credit: Dr Jan Michels/Nikon Small World
Miniature worlds exist all around us… but, incapable of being seen by the naked eye, they remain unexplored. Under the microscope, though, these mysterious worlds come to life “” sometimes magically so. For the past 35 years, Nikon”â„¢s Small World competition has helped explore those hidden worlds by celebrating the art and science of photomicrography. Above, you’ll find a selection of the most recent standout entries.