11 Unbelievable Microscopic Images From Nikon’s 2012 Small World Competition

Every year, Nikon's Small World contest rounds up the best in microscopic images, taken by scientists and artists alike. Here are our 11 favorites from this year.

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This year’s entries in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, like past years’, include abstract looks at the tiny world around us. This year we have more than a few shots of the odd-looking fruit fly and an unexpectedly colorful image of garlic. Click through the gallery to see them, and look for the winners on Tuesday, October 23.