Last week, Nikon Instruments Inc. announced its top photomicrography (photographic excellence using a microscope) winners for 2015 in its annual global competition focused on art and science, an event that has been held since 1974. This year’s competition included 2,000 entries from around the world with 77 of these chosen as winners. A sister competition, Nikon Small World in Motion, was added this year, with winners to be announced in December 2015.
First place in photomicrography went to Australian Ralph Grimm and his microscopic image of a bee eye covered in dandelion pollen. Grimm’s photo received the most online votes.
According to Nikon, Grimm said of his photo, “we need to stay connected to the world by listening to small creatures, like bees.”
The winning images involved advanced techniques, scientific discipline, and artistry, which are typical of entries in Nikon Small World.
The following video shows some of the top winners in the 2015 Nikon Small World competition: