The most impressive photos of the microverse: the results of the Nikon competition

The most impressive photos of the microverse: the results of the Nikon competition

The Nikon Small World competition has been held for almost half a century, the work of the photographer is at the crossroads of art and science, and the winners are evaluated by the balance of technical skills, aesthetic influence and originality.

This year's main prize was the first of its kind to be represented by Gregory Timin of the University of Geneva. Using a total fluorescent colouring and a confrontational microscope, he carefully combined hundreds of individual images together in order to build an image of the entire embryo hand of Madagascar's giant gecko.

"It's about 3 mm long. It's just a huge sample for high-resolution microscopy," Timin explained.

The second place was the equally incredible shot of Australian scientist Caleb Dawson.

The photographers also showed a grim portrait of the wasps, a large plan of sand particles, and a large picture of the spider.

The rest of the photos can be viewed on the competition website.

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