Amazing Images from a Small World. The winning images from Nikon's photomicrography competition

The 1977 winner of the Small World Competition used DIC to produce this image of a 305 times magnified look at Crystals of rutile and tridymite. (image credit: James W. Smith/Nikon Small World)
This one shows vaporised gold shown at 55 times magnification. An impressive view of a precious metal. (image credit: David Gnizak/Nikon Small World)
This curious view shows a atalked protozoan attached to a filamentous green algae with bacteria on its surface. (image credit: Paul W. Johnson/Nikon Small World)
David Gnizak produced this incredible award-winning image of collapsed bubbles from an annealed experimental electronic sealing glass back in 1981. (image credit: David Gnizak/Nikon Small World)
Darkfield microscopy is a method used to create contrast in unstained samples. The resulting images have a bright sample and an incredibly dark background.  (image credit: Elieen Roux/Nikon Small World)
Here a type of fresh-water organism is seen capturing a Daphina pulex, the most common species of water flea, found in the America, Europe and Australia. (image credit: Dr. Stephen Lowry/Nikon Small World)
Here's a curious 14x magnified view of viral neuraminidase. Found on the surface of the influenza virus, (image credit: Julie Macklin & Dr. Graeme Laver/Nikon Small World)
No, that's not a fish that's been put under the microscope, just polarised light reacting to the crystals. (image credit: Richard H. Lee/Nikon Small World)
1991's winner showed a a 25x magnified image of an elastic fiber; a simple subject and a simple method, but a very artistic image as a result. (image credit: Marc Van Hove/Nikon Small World)
This one shows a 35 times magnified view of a 10-year old preparation of barbital, fenacetine, valium and acetic acid (image credit: Lars Bech/Nikon Small World)
This award winner is a 80x magnified view of a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer. Incredible how it looks like abstract art. (image credit: Lars Bech/Nikon Small World)
This is an incredible view of the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. Amazing photos you'd never normally see. (image credit: Jakob Zbaeren/Nikon Small World)
This microscopic photography lets you see things like you'd never otherwise witness. Like this freshwater Rotifer which is usually just 0.1 - 0.5mm long, (image credit: Harold Taylor/Nikon Small World)
We bet you'd never have guessed that you're looking at a rat cerebellum here. Captured using fluorescence and confocal imaging techniques (image credit: Thomas J. Deerinck/Nikon Small World)
A silicon substrate is a thin, solid layer onto which another substance is applied, in this case quantum dot nanocrystals. (image credit: Seth A. Coe-Sullivan/Nikon Small World)
This extreme close up of a common house fly looks like it could have been created using Photoshop. (image credit: Charles B. Krebs/Nikon Small World)
This 740x close up image of a cell nuclei of a mouse colon has been taken using a 2-Photon imaging process. This (image credit: Dr. Paul Appleton/Nikon Small World)
This image shows a genetically modified mouse embryo that was being used for medical research. (image credit: Gloria Kwon/Nikon Small World)
This 20x magnification shows a close up look at a common weed. (image credit: Dr. Heiti Paves/Nikon Small World)
This 2011 winning image uses confocal imaging to show the intricate details that make up an invertebrate's inner structure. (image credit: Dr. Igor Siwanowicz/Nikon Small World)
Wim van Egmond had to employ an image stacking technique in order to show all the various structural elements of this particular plankton organism. (image credit: Wim van Egmond/Nikon Small World)
A second award-winning image of a rotifer. Rogelio Moreno Gill has photographed the interior of the mouth and the heart-shaped corona to win the award in 2014. (image credit: Rogelio Moreno Gill/Nikon Small World)
Dr. Oscar Ruiz won the Small World competition with this confocal image of a four-day-old zebrafish embryo. (image credit: Dr. Oscar Ruiz/Nikon Small World)
The subject? Human skin, but with an excessive amount of keratin (shown in yellow), which is an important structural protein in the skin cell. (image credit: Dr. Bram van den Broek et al/Nikon Small World)
This winner from 2019 is the result of a compilation of hundreds of images put together to form the final result. An amazing view of a turtle embryo. (image credit: Teresa Zgoda, Teresa Kugler/Nikon Small World)