Olympus BioScapes, Microscope Photography, Ralph Grimm

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®



2nd Place

Olympus BioScapes, Microscope Photography, Arlene WechezakImage © Arlene Wechezak/ Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

Arlene Wechezak, Anacortes,WA

Subject: Red algae Scagelia, showing reproductive tetraspores and golden diatoms.



3rd Place

Olympus BioScapes, Microscope Photography, Igor Siwanowicz Image © Igor Siwanowicz/ Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

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.

4th Place

Olympus BioScapes, Microscope Photography, Christian Sardet and Sharif Mirshak Image © Christian Sardet and Sharif Mirshak/ Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®



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.

5th Place

Olympus BioScapes, Microscope Photography, Rogelio Moreno Gill Image © Rogelio Moreno Gill / Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

Rogelio Moreno Gill, Panamá City, Panama

Subject: Unicellular green alga Micrasterias from lake sample.

6th Place

Olympus BioScapes, Microscope Photography, James Nicholson Image © James Nicholson / Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

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.

7th Place

Olympus BioScapes, Microscope Photography, Christian Klämbt and Imke Schmidt Image © Christian Klämbt and Imke Schmidt / Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

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.

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