The masterful brushstrokes of nature and the micrographer's skill came together in this image of a graphite-bearing granulite from Kerala (India). Taken by Dr. Bernardo Cesare, from the Department of Geosciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy, this image won 8th place in this year's competition. (Microscopy details:2.5X, polarized light.)
This is a taste of how microscopy can bring amazing images to life. In the Nikon Small World Exhibition, the world’s best photomicrographers have captured dynamic images that showcase a wide variety of advanced scientific disciplines.
The exhibit of winning images from Nikon’s 2011 Small World photography contest gives you a glimpse into a world that most have never seen—the intersection of art and science as viewed through the lens of a microscope.
The Wistar Institute is the only local host of the Nikon Small World exhibition. The opening event is Friday, February 3.
This free exhibit is open to the public from February 6 through March 2, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.