It's a microbial world

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest names a microbe image the winner!

The annual Small World photo contest run by Nikon always includes some amazing images of microbes among the winners and this year is no different.  The winner was an image of a chain forming protistan alga called Chaetoceros debilis taken by Wim van Egmond.

Photos from top:

Chaetoceros (marine alga) by Wim van Egmond

Paramecium (cilated protist) by Rogelio Moreno Gill

Closterium (freshwater alga) by Karl Bruun

Vorticella cluster (ciliated protist) by Frank Fox

Micrasterias (alga) by Marek Mis

See all the winning images here 

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