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Ordinary is extraordinary in 2013 Nikon Small World photo contest

Nikon's annual Small World Competition showcases the year's best photography through the eye of a microscope. Here are some of our favorites from this year.

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Soap bubble photographed by Haris Antonopoulos, Athens, Greece.

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Butterfly tongue photographed by Kata Kenesei and Barbara Orsolits, Institute of Experimental Medicine - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
Kata Kenesei and Barbara Orsolits/Institute of Experimental Medicine/Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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The explosive dynamics of sugar transport in fat cells photographed by James Burchfield, The Garvan Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
James Burchfield/The Garvan Institute

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Young juniper shoot cross-section photographed by Igor Siwanowicz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia, USA.
Igor Siwanowicz/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Silicon nanocrystals in silicon dioxide photographed by Jan Valenta and Benjamin Bruhn, Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague, Czech Republic.
Jan Valenta/Benjamin Bruhn/Charles University

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Urania ripheus (Madagascan Sunset moth) photographed by Laurie Knight, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Laurie Knight

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Crocus pollen and stigmate photographed by Frederic Labaune, Education nationale Auxonne, France.
Frederic Labaune/Education nationale Auxonne

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Clione (Pteropoda:Gymnosomata) photographed by Liza Roger and Dr. Gareth Lawson, The University of Western Australia - Oceans Institute Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Liza Roger and Dr. Gareth Lawson/The University of Western Australia/Oceans Institute Perth

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Crystallization of tartrazine photographed by Frederic Labaune, Education NationaleAuxonne, France.
Frederic Labaune/Education Nationale Auxonne.

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Annelid larva photographed by Christian Sardet, Department of Life Sciences, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.
Christian Sardet/Department of Life Sciences

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Actinarctus doryphorus (marine tardigrade) photographed by Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, Corinna Schulze and Ricardo Neves, University Hamburg, Zoological Museum, Hamburg, Germany.
Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa/Corinna Schulze/Ricardo Neves/University Hamburg

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Dew on spider web photographed by Massimo Brizzi, Empoli, Firenze, Italy.
Microcosmo Italia/www.massimobrizzi.it

Ordinary is extraordinary in 2013 Nikon Small World photo contest

Nikon's annual Small World Competition showcases the year's best photography through the eye of a microscope. Here are some of our favorites from this year.

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