Dried toluidine blue on a Petri dish (35X)
CBS Imaging Centre, University of Minnesota
St Paul, Minnesota, United States
Stereomicroscopy with Epsicopic-ring and Oblique Diascopic Illumination
Image credit: Tracy Anderson/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.