Waterflea Daphnia playing with volvox

Every year, Nikon’s Small World in Motion Competition presents the best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences.

This year are presented videos of the microscopic world from scientists across the world.

Top honors: go to Anna Franz of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford and her video of a chick ink injection into blood vessels.


Second Place: Dr. Dominic Paquet of the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases captured this movie of mitochondria transport in the nerve cells of transgenic zebrafish.

Third Place: Dr. Ralf Wagner, a chemist from Germany, captured this video of Waterflea Daphnia playing with volvox.

via popsci

source: Nikon’s Small World in Motion Competition