20 stunning microscopic photos from the Nikon Small World 2020 competition
We’ve chosen our favourites from this year’s winners.
The Nikon Small World Photography Competition is an annual celebration of all things teeny-weeny tiny, and gets us science photography fans very excited. Open to entries from professionals and amateurs alike, the subject matter is diverse and always a visual treat.
This year's crop of winners from the competition have just been announced, and there are some truly stunning images from a wide-range of visual disciplines. Here are some of the images that stood out for us.
Take a look at some of our other picture stories:
See-through Zebrafish - Overall Winner
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- The see-through frog and 6 other transparent animals that are stranger than fiction
Send In The Clowns - Second Place Overall
Salty Snail Tongue - Third Place Overall
Chameleon Embryo - Top 20 Images
Crystal Vision - Top 20 Images
Human Hair - Top 20 Images
Roller Weevil - Top 20 Images
Tight tights - Top 20 Images
Moth To A Microscope - Top 20 Images
Plain Batty - Top 20 Images
Phantom of the Larva - Honourable Mention
LCD Phone Screen - Honourable Mention
Shiver Me Timber Beetle - Honourable Mention
Vinyl countdown - Images of Distinction
Horse Fly - Images of Distinction
Into the Sunset - Images of Distinction
A Budding Photographer - Images of Distinction
Heads Up - Images of Distinction
Moth to a Flame - Images of Distinction
James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs
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