Stunning Photos of the Natural World—Taken Through a Microscope
Weird and beautiful photos from Nikon's Small World competition.
By Alisa Opar
Third place went to a photo of a marine worm. (20x)
Coming in second was the retina of a painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). (400x)
First place went to a marine diatom, called Chaetoceros debilis, a colonial plankton organism. (250x)