Pic of the Day: The World’s Smallest Art

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Arabidopsis thaliana, Photo credit: Heiti Paves

Nikon’s annual Small World competition celebrates the world of photomicrography — the tiny photographs that result when you cross a microscope with a camera. This year’s winner is above; channel middle school science class and check out more tiny award-winning wonders after the jump. [via NewScientist]

Spiny sowthistle, Photo credit: Gerd Guenther
Spiny sowthistle, Photo credit: Gerd Guenther

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Anglerfish ovary, Photo credit: James Hayden

Fish scales, Photo credit: Havi Sarfaty
Fish scales, Photo credit: Havi Sarfaty
Cotton fibers, Photo credit: Lloyd Donaldson
Cotton fibers, Photo credit: Lloyd Donaldson