This is the Olympus BioScapes Microscope Photography 2012 Winners Gallery. Have a look at the incredible winning images…
1st Place: Ralph Grimm, Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia. Subject: Colonial rotifers showing eyespots and corona. Image © Ralph Grimm / Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®
Arlene Wechezak, Anacortes,WA
Subject: Red algae Scagelia, showing reproductive tetraspores and golden diatoms.
Igor Siwanowicz, HHMI, Ashburn,VA
Subject: A common East coast U.S. fern, Polypodium virginianum, showing a cluster of spore-filled sporangia and specialized protective hairs called paraphyses.
Christian Sardet and Sharif Mirshak, The Plankton Chronicles Project, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Subject: Claw of the crustacean amphipode Phronima sp., Muscles and rows of pigment cells (melanocytes) are visible.
Rogelio Moreno Gill, Panamá City, Panama
Subject: Unicellular green alga Micrasterias from lake sample.
James Nicholson, NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Center for Coastal Environmental Health & Biomolecular Research, Fort Johnson Marine Lab, Charleston, SC
Subject: Live mushroom coral Fungia sp., close-up of mouth during expansion.
Christian Klämbt and Imke Schmidt, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
Subject: Beta-tubulin expression of a Drosophila third instar larval brain, with attached eye imaginal discs.