The Best Ten Micro Photographs of 2012Jesus Diaz10/28/12 5:00pmFiled to: PhotographyFiled to: PhotographyNikonMicrophotographyNikon smallworld22EditSend to EditorsPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkNikon has announced the winners of their classic photomicrography competition. All the entries are spectacular, but these are the very best, the top ten.Still, my favorite is the alien embryos photo. Perfect for Halloween.10th place: Brittle star (8x) by Dr. Alvaro Migotto9th place: Myrmica sp. (ant) carrying its larva (5x) by Geir Drange8th place: Pleurobrachia sp. (sea gooseberry) larva (500x) by Gerd A. Guenther7th place: Eye organ of a Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) third-instar larvae (60x) by Dr. Michael John Bridge6th place: Cosmarium sp. (desmid) near a Sphagnum sp. leaf (100x) by Marek Miś5th place: Cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine, Spain (18x) by Honorio Cócera-La Parra4th place: Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green) (1500x) by Dr. W. Ryan Williamson3rd place: Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue) (63x) by Dr. Dylan Burnette2nd place: Live newborn lynx spiderlings (6x) by Walter Piorkowski1st place: The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo (20x) by Dr. Jennifer L. Peters & Dr. Michael R. TaylorDon't like these? Go to Nikon's Smallworld site, pick your own favorite and post it in the comments.