Let’s discover another world, as if coming from another galaxy that hides all around us, Le Monde du Minuscule. Today, thanks to the Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition, take your mind to another reality, discovering the best shots of the competition.
On our earth, beyond the theories of all kinds of the multiverse, there are innumerable worlds, whose subjugating beauty we can ignore. The best known being the marine, aerial or terrestrial universe, there is one that has long been ignored, The infinitely small world. Thanks to immense technological advances, today we can unlock the secret of this universe, which is around, and even inside, us. This microscopic world has nothing to envy to ours. Thanks to its psychedelic colors, and its sometimes terrifying scenes, the Nikon Small World Photomicrography offers us a real spectacle that will surely challenge the perception of your environment.
Liberation from the microscopic world
Contrary to what one might think, the Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition is already well established in photographic competitions. Having more than 48 editions to his credit since 1975.
But over the years, thanks to fabulous technological advances, the devices for revealing these never-before-seen images have greatly improved, and have been able to give rise to even more exhilarating colors and ever more breathtaking scenes.
This year, the winners were chosen from over 1,300 photos from 72 different countries.
The horror remake of Antman
Among them, one has stood out by touring the web and the media around the world, the “terrifying” ant. We could think of the staging of a simple little insect, but by observing its microscopic version, the harmless and cute image that we had of it, risks completely changing.
Although this picture is totally real, the doctor Eugenijus Kavaliauskas hiding behind the photo, admits all the same having voluntarily made the formicidae terrifying, thanks to a specific framing. He also explains to Inter journalists his opinion on the reactions to this photo.
“ There is no horror in nature. When I started microphotography, I too thought that all beetles looked like little monsters. But now I got used to it and am surprised that there are so many interesting, magnificent and unknown miracles under our feet. »
The gecko becomes a winner
Although the enthusiasm behind the photo of the ant is important, it is not this one that received the winning prize, but rather that of Grigorii Timin and doctor Michel Milinkovitch, two scientists in the field of genetics and evolution at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.
Their work depicts a very close-up of the leg of a Madagascar gecko, revealing “ how structures are organized at the cellular level says Grigorii Timin on the competition’s official website. A revolution for science.
We imagine that you still want to see this wonderful microscopic world? Well just for you, here is a small selection of our favorite shots from this edition!
If you want to discover the winning shots of previous editions, or simply learn about the microscopic world, go just below!
Official contest website right here!
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