These are the winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition. 1st place: Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia, United States
Specimen: Open trap of aquatic carnivorous plant, humped bladderwort Utricularia gibba, with single-cell organisms inside.
The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition:
2nd place:Miss Dorit Hockman, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Specimen: Embryo of black mastiff bat Molossus rufus.
3rd place: Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia, United States
Specimen: Single-cell fresh water algae (desmids). Composite image including, concentric from the outside: Micrasterias rotata, Micrasterias sp., M. furcata, M. americana, 2x M. truncata, Euastrum sp. and Cosmarium sp.
4th place: Mr. Spike Walker, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Specimen: Lily flower bud, transverse section.
5th place: Dr. Dylan Burnette, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Specimen: Mouse embryonic fibroblasts showing actin filaments (red), mitochondria (green) and DNA (blue).
6th place: Mr. Kurt Wirz, Basel, Switzerland
Specimen: “Brother bugs.” Gonocerus acuteangulatus, two hours old. Size 3mm.
7th place: Mr. Charles Krebs, Issaquah, Washington, United States
Specimen: Phantom midge larva (Chaoborus) “Glassworm.” Birefringent musculature that is usually clear and colorless is made visible here by specialized illumination.