6 Bright Microscopic Images Of Life

Here are the winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition.

For the tenth year in a row, miscroscope and camera manufacturer Olympus sponsored a light microscope photography contest, and the results are stunning. The winner, pictured above, is an aquatic carnivorous plant, photographed with many smaller microscopic plants inside its open trap.

The results show a strange, brilliant, and rarely seen world, all lit-up and magnified in the name of science.

And, in case you missed them: here are the winners from 2012 contest.

A Mandala Made Of Desmids
Mastiff Bat Embryo
Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts
Humped Bladderwort Trap Entrance
Mouse Tail Mounts
Section Of A Lily Flower Bud