12th Place: Dr. Tsutomu Seimiya
Affiliation: Tokyo Metropolitan University
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Subject/Magnification: Flow pattern in draining soap film (10x)
Technique: Simple Microscope
Art and Science in a Small World
The top 20 images plus the popular vote winner from the 2009 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition....Since 1975, Nikon has been awarding annual prizes to scientists and enthusiasts who take pictures through a microscope. Popularly known as a maker of professional and consumer cameras, the company is also a major manufacturer of biological and industrial microscopes. Here are the top 20 images plus the popular vote winner from the 2009 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.