Amazing Images from a Small World. The winning images from Nikon’s photomicrography competitionJanuary 16, 2022
Camera manufacturer Nikon has been running the International Small World Competition since 1975. Now over 40 years old, the competition celebrates the very best in photomicrography.
A photomicrograph is a digital image taken through a microscope to magnify an object several times to show close up features at a scale visible for us to see.
Anyone, anywhere can enter the Nikon Small World competition, with the subject matter left entirely open so participants can choose to take photos of whatever they wish. A panel of expert judges looks over all the entries before deciding upon 20 winners each year.
We’re taking a look back at all the first prize winners dating back to the competition’s inception in 1975.
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