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Nikon Small World announced the winners of it’s microscope photography contest, and this year’s champion – it’s a baby picture of a zebrafish. This is the 42nd year that Nikon hosted the photomicrography awards. Over 2,000 photos from around the world were entered as part of the 2016 Nikon Small World Competition, which celebrates the art of microscopic images. Photographers from 70 countries peered closely at animals, plants and fungi.

First place ranking in the Nikon Small World 2016 Photomicrography contest is Dr. Oscar Ruiz of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, for “Four-day-old zebrafish embryo.” Dr. Oscar Ruiz captured this zebra fish with a confocal lens at 10x magnification. He uses zebrafish to study the genetic mutations that create facial abnormalities, like cleft palates.

1st Place: Four-day-old zebrafish embryo by Dr. Oscar Ruiz

Four-day-old zebrafish embryo by Dr. Oscar Ruiz

2nd Place: Polished slab of Teepee Canyon agate by Douglas L. Moore

Polished slab of Teepee Canyon agate by Douglas L. Moore

3rd Place: Culture of neurons (stained green) derived from human skin cells, and Schwann cells, a second type of brain cell (stained red). Photo by Rebecca Nutbrown

Culture of neurons by Rebecca Nutbrown

Fourth Place: Butterfly proboscis by Jochen Schroeder

Butterfly proboscis by Jochen Schroeder

Fifth Place: Front foot (tarsus) of a male diving beetle by Igor Siwanowicz

Front foot of a male diving beetle by Igor Siwanowicz

6th Place: Bubbles formed from melted ascorbic acid crystals by Marek Mis

Bubbles formed from melted ascorbic acid crystals by Marek Mis

Seventh Place: Leaves of Selaginella (lesser club moss) by David Maitland

Leaves of Selaginella by David Maitland

8th Place: Wildflower stamens by Samuel Silberman

Wildflower stamens by Samuel Silberman

9th Place: Espresso coffee crystals by Vin Kitayama and Sanae Kitayama

Espresso coffee crystals by Vin Kitayama and Sanae Kitayama

10th Place: Frontonia (showing ingested food, cilia, mouth and trichocysts) by Rogelio Moreno Gill

Frontonia by Rogelio Moreno Gill

11th Place: Scales of a butterfly wing underside (Vanessa atalanta) by Francis Sneyers

Scales of a butterfly wing underside by Francis Sneyers

12th Place: Human HeLa cell undergoing cell division (cytokinesis). DNA (yellow), myosin II (blue) and actin filaments (red). Photo by Dylan Burnette

Human HeLa cell by Dylan Burnette

13th Place: Poison fangs of a centipede (Lithobius erythrocephalus) by Walter Piorkowski

Poison fangs of a centipede by Walter Piorkowski

14th Place: Mouse retinal ganglion cells by Dr. Keunyoung Kim

Mouse retinal ganglion cells by Dr. Keunyoung Kim

15th Place: Head section of an orange ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata) by Geir Drange

Head section of an orange ladybird by Geir Drange

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