Part of the front foot of a giant diving beetle at 100x magnification.
Part of the front foot of a giant diving beetle at 100x magnification.Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
Part of the front foot of a giant diving beetle at 100x magnification.
Barnacle appendages at 100x magnification.
A kidney.
A spurge flower.
A retina.
A mosquito larva at 100x magnification.
A diatom at 500x magnification.
Bamboo seen with a 3D projection of a z-stack of confocal images.
A dandelion at 10x magnification.
A spore cluster.
A Rat brain cerebellum at 300x magnification.
Two mosquito pupae
A liverwort at 125x magnification.
An earth-boring dung beetle.
Motoneurons in the brain of a mouse at 60x magnification.
Isopod
A moss specie called Tortula ruralis.
Part of the front foot of a giant diving beetle at 100x magnification.
Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
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30 Images Of Life Under A Microscope

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Some of the world's most stunning beauties can't be seen with the naked eye.

Every year, scientists and microscope devotees submit their images and movies of life science objects shot under a microscope to the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. Artists from 70 countries send in about 2,500 images to the competition every year to be judged by a panel of experts in the field. Here are this year's honorees.

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