This image of a marine worm (magnified 20X) – captured by Dr Alvaro Esteves Migotto of the Centro de Biologia Marinha at the Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil – came third in the Nikon Small World 2013 competition.
Stereomicroscopy and Darkfield techniques were used to capture this shot.
Image credit: Dr Alvaro Esteves Migotto | 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.