Life captured through a lens always commands a certain amount of intrigue; however, these pictures let you explore a world as you've never seen it before.
Taking different items, from everyday objects to the more exotic, these photographers showcase the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope for the Nikon Small World competition.
Now in its 35th year, the Nikon photomicrographer entries make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science. Here are the top 20winners.
Sarfaty from Israel took this very different look at a rusty old coin with a 40X zoom.
Israel Veterinary Association, photo courtesy of Nikon Small World.
Fragile golden and silver scrolls believed to be “spells” to invoke good or evil spirits were unearthed with ancient skeleton in Serbia.
Stress of moving house can help boost memory, a recent research has found.
The prenup house, made of carbon fibre elements and semi-transparent wooden layer, can be split in two if marriage doesn’t work.
De-extinction of mammoths through DNA sequencing and genome editing can help restore the grassland system, scientists have claimed.
Faraday cage wetsuit prevents sharks from detecting tiny electrical signals from divers’ muscles.
In 30 years, humans will be able to upload their entire minds to computers and become digitally immortal, Google has predicted
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