Winners Of Nikon Macro Photography Competition 2016

For the 42nd year, Nikon has invited photographers from around the globe participate in Nikon Small World Competition 2016 and to capture the never before seen intricate miniature worlds around us.

With 2,000 entries from 70 countries, this year showcases an incredible line up from the tiny face of a four-day-old zebrafish embryo to the neurons in human skin. All fit in the theme of photomicrography – microscopic photographs that dive deep inside the worlds invisible to our naked eyes.

For the full list of winners head over to the Nikon Small World Competition 2016 website.

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1st Place


Four-day-old zebrafish embryo. (Photo by Dr. Oscar Ruiz/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

2nd Place


Polished slab of Teepee Canyon agate. (Photo by Douglas L. Moore/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

3rd Place


Culture of neurons (stained green) derived from human skin cells, and Schwann cells, a second type of brain cell (stained red). (Photo by Rebecca Nutbrown/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

4th Place


Butterfly proboscis. (Photo by Jochen Schroeder/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

5th Place (article about Igor Siwanowicz)


Front foot (tarsus) of a male diving beetle. (Photo by Igor Siwanowicz/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

13th Place


Poison fangs of a centipede (Lithobius erythrocephalus). (Photo by Walter Piorkowski/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

9th Place


Espresso coffee crystals. (Photo by Vin Kitayama and Sanae Kitayama/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

7th Place


Leaves of Selaginella (lesser club moss). (Photo by David Maitland/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

8th Place


Wildflower stamens. (Photo by Samuel Silberman/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

6th Place


Bubbles formed from melted ascorbic acid crystals. (Photo by Marek Mis/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

Honorable Mention


Leg of a water boatman (Corixidae). (Photo by Marek Miś/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

7th Place


Leaves of Selaginella (lesser club moss). (Photo by David Maitland/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

14th Place


Mouse retinal ganglion cells. (Photo by Dr. Keunyoung Kim/Nikon’s Small World 2016)

For zoomed out pictures check the finalists of the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

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