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Incredible Images of a Microscopic World from Olympus BioScapes Competition

Incredible Images of a Microscopic World from Olympus BioScapes Competition

© Charles Krebs via Olympus Bioscapes The Olympus Bioscapes Digital Imaging Competition has some incredible entries for photographs of organisms you can barely believe are part of this planet. Above is one such example. It won first place, and is a photograph of an underwater creature Rotifer Floscularia that uses rapidly beating cilia (hair-like structures) bring food-laden water in so it can feed. It was taken by Charles Krebs of Issaquah, Washington. The Olympus BioScapes Competition , which is "the world's premier platform for honoring images and movies of human, plant and animal subjects as captured through light microscopes," is in its eighth year, and the images submitted for consideration show that the standards just keep going up. People from all over the US and around the world turned in work that is simply amazing. © Mr. James H. Nicholson via Olympus BioScapes ...

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