It’s a small world

A common painkiller. The eyes of a spider. A plastic credit card. Look close enough, and the most ordinary objects become extraordinary. Every year, Nikon’s Small World competition celebrates the beauty and complexity of life as seen through a light microscope. Here we present a selection of the winning images from the most recent edition.

In Pictures:

It’s a small world

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All images © the photographer. All photos taken from the Nikon’s Small World: Photomicrography Competition 2017.