Nikon Small World Photography

20XPicture: Karin Panser. Caterpillar proleg with circle of gripping hooks in red by Ms. Karin Panser, Institute of Molecular Pathology I.M.P., Vienna, Austria. Confocal, Autofluorescence.

100XPicture: Igor Siwanowicz.

Underside of the Brown dog tick and Lonestar tick mouthparts, by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia. Confocal

45XPicture: Charles Krebs. Chrysochroa buqueti (jewel beetle) carapace, near eye, by Mr. Charles Krebs, Issaquah, Washington, USA. Diffused, Reflected Illumination. Winning images from previous years, along with Images of Distinction can be viewed at

10XPicture: Frederic Labaune. Ant nymph by Mr. Frederic Labaune, Education Nationale, Auxonne, Burgundy, France. Image Stacking, Stitching

4xPicture: Luca Toledano. Eupholus sp. (beetle) Coleoptera Curculionidae by Dr. Luca Toledano, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, Verona, Italy. Reflected, Diffused Light.