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Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Winner of Nikon's Small World Photomicrography

Winner:  Australian Ralph Claus Grimm

Photo by Ralph Claus Grimm:  Eye of a honeybee covered in dandelion pollen.

From LiveScience:

"A photo contest that pays tribute to the tiny wonders of the world has a particularly buzzworthy winning image this year: a close-up of a bee's eye, covered in dandelion pollen. More than 2,000 photographers submitted images to the 2015 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, but just 20 of those images were chosen as winners. The first-place picture of the bee's eye was taken by Australian photomicrographer Ralph Grimm, who spent 4 hours mounting the eye under a microscope and focusing the instrument to capture the stunning shot. Grimm, a high school teacher and former beekeeper, said that, in light of the ongoing collapse of bee colonies worldwide, he hopes his imageis a reminder of the important role these pollinators play in local ecosystems."


Ahab said...

Gorgeous photos! Nature is brimming with wonderful sights.

Jan Keay said...

Thanks for posting this. Amazing to see the details of what is not visible to the naked eye! A whole different world. Great stuff.

BB-Idaho said...

I viewed all the photos and thought that like me, microscope's 'founding fathers' would have been amazed.