Ghost shrimp eye

Date:5 June 2014 Tags:, , , , , ,

Captured by Vitoria Tobias Santos of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, this image of a ghost shrimp (Macrobrachium shrimp) eye – magnified 140X – came 11th in the 2013 Nikon Small World competition.

Technique: Stereomicroscopy

Image credit: Vitoria Tobias Santos | Nikon Small World 

Small World is regarded as a leading showcase for the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For 39 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers, acknowledging their critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.

 

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