Winners of Nikon's Photomicrography Competition 2012

 1st Place: The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo (20x) [Photo: Dr. Jennifer Peters and Dr. Michael Taylor]

 2nd Place: Live newborn lynx spiders (6x) [Photo: Walter Piorkowski]

3rd Place: Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue) (63x) [Photo: Dr. Dylan Burnette]

4th Place: Drosophila retina at 40% pupal development [Photo: Dr. W. Ryan Williamson]

  5th Place: Cacoxenite (mineral) (18x) [Photo: Honorio Cócera]

6th Place: Cosmarium sp. (desmid) near a Sphagnum sp. leaf (100x) [Photo: Marek Mis]

7th Place: Eye organ of a Drosophila melanogaster (third-instar larvae) (60x) [Photo: Dr. Michael Bridge]

8th Place: Pleurobrachia sp. (sea gooseberry) larva (500x) [Photo: Gerd A.Guenther]

9th Place: Myrmica sp. (ant) carrying its larva (5x) [Photo: Geir Drange]

10th Place: Brittle star (8x) [Photo: Dr. Alvaro Migotto]

 11th Place: Section of a Drosophila larva gut, expressing a reporter for Notch activity (25x) [Photo: Jessica Von Stetina]
12th Place: Lymphatic endothelial cells and fibroblasts coated on cytodex beads and seeded in 3D fibrin gels (200x) [Photo: Esra Guc]

 13th Place: Sonderia sp. (a ciliate that preys upon various algae, diatoms, and cyanobacteria) (400x) [Photo: Dr. Diana Lipscomb]
 14th Place: Pistil of the flower of Adenium obesum (10x) [Photo: José R. Almodovar Rivera]

15th Place: Section of a Coccinella (ladybug) leg [Photo: Andrea Genre]
 16th Place: Fossilized Turitella agate containing Elimia tenera (freshwater snails) and ostracods (seed shrimp) (7x) [Photo: Douglas Moore]
 17th Place: Stinging nettle trichome on leaf vein (100x) [Photo: Charles Krebs]

 18th Place: Coral sand (100x) [Photo: Dr. David Maitland]

  19th Place: Garlic [Photo: Dr. Somayeh Naghiloo]

20th Place: Molossus rufu (black mastiff bat) embryos [Photo: Dorit Hockman]
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