From the tip-off of a sweating fingertip to a germinate flower, the familiar world around us can look like a quite different planet when considered under a microscope.
Nikon has unveiled the winners of its seventh annual Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition. Combining all the best bits of scientific and artwork, the competition showcases the most impressive and visually impressive videos captured through a microscopic likeness device.
This year, first prize was snapped up by Daniel von Wangenheim of Austria for his incredible time-lapse video of a growing Thale cress root tip during a scientific study that looked at how flowers perceive and respond to gravity.
“The aesthetic artistry and the technical component of this triumphing video are truly remarkable. Von Wangenheim and his team are actually captured the essence of Nikon Small World in Motion, ” said Eric Flem, Communications Manager, Nikon Instruments.
“As portrait technology continues to advance, it’s videos like this and the rest of our wins that help accompany the intricacies of scientific research to the public.”
Von Wangenheim concurred, including: “I like to show people the knockout of our study, and this competitor is a significant platform to give insight into which is something we and other scientists are doing. Sharing this insight beyond the scientific community is very important and can also help inspire young person to explore science.”
Second place shows the ridges of a fingertip pouring out balls of sweat. Tsutomu Tomita of Shiki, Japan, caught this imagery by showing beings a video of daredevils clambering on top of a skyscraper, thereby making them nervously sweat.
Third place winner, Satoshi Nishimura of Shimotsuke-shi, Japan, captured a video of leukocyte growths and platelet aggregations, who the hell is occurring in a living mouse as it healed from an injury.
Other introductions included a malaria mosquito being attacked by a fungus, manured sea urchin eggs fractioning, the hatching of an octopus egg, and a enlarged look of pixels on a smartphone screen exposing enlivened shapes.
As well as those who managed to take home loots, all of the featured entries are entirely mind-blowing. You can check out the top three winning videos, along with a selection of our favorites, in the video below. You can also ascertain some of the previous Small World In Motion videos right here.