It's no small feat! Winners of Nikon's microphotography contest reveal a hidden world

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A close-up of a red forest ant (Formica rufa). Image Courtesy: Dr Fred Terveer/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition
A close-up of a red forest ant (Formica rufa). Image Courtesy: Dr Fred Terveer/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A close-up of a red forest ant (Formica rufa). Image Courtesy: Dr Fred Terveer/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

The surface features of a southern live oak leaf, including its appendages (trichomes, in white) and pores (stomata, in purple). Image Courtesy: Jason Kirk/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition
The surface features of a southern live oak leaf, including its appendages (trichomes, in white) and pores (stomata, in purple). Image Courtesy: Jason Kirk/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

The surface features of a southern live oak leaf, including its appendages (trichomes, in white) and pores (stomata, in purple). Image Courtesy: Jason Kirk/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A table salt crystal under 10 times magnification. Image Courtesy: Saulius Gugis/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition
A table salt crystal under 10 times magnification. Image Courtesy: Saulius Gugis/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A table salt crystal under 10 times magnification. Image Courtesy: Saulius Gugis/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

The rear leg, claw, and respiratory trachea (windpipe) of a hog louse (Haematopinus suis). Image Courtesy: Frank Reiser/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition
The rear leg, claw, and respiratory trachea (windpipe) of a hog louse (Haematopinus suis). Image Courtesy: Frank Reiser/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

The rear leg, claw, and respiratory trachea (windpipe) of a hog louse (Haematopinus suis). Image Courtesy: Frank Reiser/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

An in-vivo snapshot of the neurons surrounding the mouth and tentacles of a juvenile starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis). Image Courtesy: Ruohan Zhong/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition
An in-vivo snapshot of the neurons surrounding the mouth and tentacles of a juvenile starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis). Image Courtesy: Ruohan Zhong/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

An in-vivo snapshot of the neurons surrounding the mouth and tentacles of a juvenile starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis). Image Courtesy: Ruohan Zhong/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A vein and scales on a butterfly wing (Morpho didius). Image Courtesy: Sébastien Malo/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition
A vein and scales on a butterfly wing (Morpho didius). Image Courtesy: Sébastien Malo/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A vein and scales on a butterfly wing (Morpho didius). Image Courtesy: Sébastien Malo/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A water flea swimming near a reed stalk. Image Courtesy: Álmos Becz/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition
A water flea swimming near a reed stalk. Image Courtesy: Álmos Becz/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A water flea swimming near a reed stalk. Image Courtesy: Álmos Becz/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A Red velvet mite under four times magnification. Image Courtesy: Razvan Cornel Constantin/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition
A Red velvet mite under four times magnification. Image Courtesy: Razvan Cornel Constantin/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

A Red velvet mite under four times magnification. Image Courtesy: Razvan Cornel Constantin/Nikon Small World photomicrography Competition

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