2012 Photomicrography Competition

photo by Geir Drange, Honorable Mention in 2012 Photomicrography Competition

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious—it is the source of all true art and science.” ~ Albert Einstein

The 2012 Photomicrography Competition is a perfect combination of art and science, a delightful example of the awe-inspiring beauty that even the smallest pieces of the natural world possess.  Browse through the winners and finalists to view, with crystal clarity, the symmetrical shape of a snow crystal or the fearsome vision of a mosquito.   These entries into the contest, sponsored by Nikon Small World, would be attention-grabbers in any classroom.  They are perfect for story starters, research ideas, or just intriguing screen savers!

By the way, I learned about this contest from my new, favorite blog, It’s Okay to Be Smart.  If you love science, this is the place for you!

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