The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition 1

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.

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The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition (6)

2nd place:Miss Dorit Hockman, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Specimen: Embryo of black mastiff bat Molossus rufus.

The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition (5)

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.

The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition (4)

4th place: Mr. Spike Walker, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Specimen: Lily flower bud, transverse section.

The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition (3)

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).

The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition (2)

6th place: Mr. Kurt Wirz, Basel, Switzerland
Specimen: “Brother bugs.” Gonocerus acuteangulatus, two hours old. Size 3mm.

The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes competition (1)

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.

 

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