November 12, 2012 6:00 PM | By Matt Yelland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
2012 Nikon Small World Competition

Can you tell what it is yet? In the specialized world of microphotography, top practitioners in the field take part in a yearly competition to be crowned the best image maker. We look at the top twenty, an incredible photographic macro study in all things minute.



2012 NIKON SMALL WORLD COMPETITION, Annual Competition Honors Top Photomicrographs from Around the World (© Dr. Jennifer L. Peters and Dr. Michael R. Taylor)
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Some of the world's finest microphotographers have battled it out to have their work crowned the best in the 2012 Nikon Small World Competition. This gallery contains the top 20 pictures from this year's competition. This phenomenal collection of pictures, using various photographic techniques can be viewed further on the competition website:www.nikonsmallworld.com

Thank you to Nikon Small World for supplying these images to us. I hope you agree they really are a fascinating collection of pictures.

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