Beauty of Microscopic World Showcased Through Nikon Contest

Back in 1975, Japanese company Nikon started Nikon Small World Contest in order to recognize the efforts of individuals engaged in photography through the light microscope. The competition is still going strong 44 years later, enabling people to meet the microscopic world in all its beauty.

This year more than 2,500 scientists, professional photographers, and hobbyists from 89 countries submitted their works for 2018 Nikon Small World Contests and once again put the jury to the test.

After taking a hard look at the entries, and judging them on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency, and visual impact, an independent panel of experts in photography and photomicrography decided that Yousef Al Habshi from Abu Dhabi is the winner of this year’s contest. Al Habshi took the win with a photomicrograph of Asian Red Palm Weevil’s eye; beetle that measures less than 11 mm (0.43 in).

You can check out Al Habshi’s beautiful photomicrograph as well as other best entries from the 2018 Nikon Small World Contest below.