Nikon Small World, a photographic competition featuring microscopic images that showcase the intersection of science and art, is fascinating on an annual basis. Anyone can now participate in the voting, and, in the process, one will see more than 90 absolutely stunning photographs :
“The breathtaking images showcased through the Nikon Small World Competition can be appreciated by everyone, whether scientist or layperson,” said Eric Flem, Communications Manager, Nikon Instruments. “By inviting the public to serve as judges this year, we hope to spark interest in things scientific and help people understand the breadth and depth of microscopy.”
Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum to recognize proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. This year’s competition garnered more than 1,500 micrographs from all over the world, covering subjects ranging from chemical compounds to up-close-and-personal looks at biological specimens.
Winning images will be unveiled on October 4, 2007 at the Explorer’s Club in New York City, including the most popular. Top images will also be exhibited in a full-color calendar and through a national museum tour.