Astounding microscope images

Winners of 2014’s Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging competition have been announced

The Olympus BioScapes Competition is widely recognized as the world’s foremost showcase for outstanding images and movies of life science subjects captured through light microscopes. Each fall, four individuals widely respected in the fields of microscopy and imaging are invited to select the winners and honorable mentions. And they have a monumental task, because researchers and microscope enthusiasts from about 70 countries submit nearly 2500 still images and movies to our competition each year. The beauty, power and importance of science as portrayed by these incredible images and movies captivated this year’s panel of judges and is delighting viewers worldwide.

2014 // Honorable Mention // Mr. Thomas Deerinck // National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, University of California // San Diego, CA, USA
Specimen: Dandelion (T. officinale) seed-bearing parachutes
Technique: Stereomicroscopy and extended focus imaging, 10x magnification

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