We often look at the big picture of design, but today we’re looking at the super tiny picture with some of the best entries from the 2012 Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition. The recently announced winners in the 10th annual competition were recognized for their exceptional images of microscopic life science subjects. The overlap of science and art is evident in these strikingly brilliant photographs that engage both left and right brain.
Visit the competition website for a full gallery of this year’s winners and the winners of past competitions.
Row One (left to right): Leaf hairs on a hydrangea by Dr. Steve Lowry, Moth proboscis by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Cells of Sphagnum moss leaf by Mr. Marek Miś
Row Two (left to right): Desmid Micasterias ovata, Diatom (microscopic alga) by Dr. John Dolan, Delphinium seed by Mrs. Sahar Khodaverdi
Row Three (left to right): Butterfly wing scales by Mr. Charles Krebs, East-Coast U.S. fern by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Moth eggs by Mr. Charles Krebs
Row Four (left to right): Mahogany wood by Mr. Stefan Eberhard, Unicellular green alga by Mr. Rogelio Moreno Gill, Red algae by Dr. Arlene Wechezak