Monday, November 29, 2010

Sculpture and Science

Yanping Wang,

 Snowflake (16X)

Charles Krebs,

 Crab larva, living specimen (6.68X)

Jocelyn Cheng,

 Bryozoa (20X)

Gregory Rouse,

 Juvenile bivalve mollusc, Lima sp. (10X)
all photos from Nikon's Small World Site

If you look closely at anything, you will be rewarded.

Small World is a treasure trove of science AND beauty, full of inspiration in form or color. These images are some of the winners of this year's photography contest.

Nikon's site, Small World, is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science. More here.


Stone Art said...

Wow amazing photos, isn't nature amazing!

Theresa Cheek said...

So true! Thank you for the visuals...and the reminder to slow down and really look. ;)

Jennifer Tetlow said...

Thanks for this brilliant link - I suddenly feel clumsy and unrefined!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Not to worry Jennifer, half those organisms are swimming inside US! So you always walk in beauty.

We can't compete with Nature in our art, but we can be inspired and strive for the same clairity and specificity in our work.

Sherrie Y said...

I was fortunate to see some of last year's images at an exhibit earlier this year... even more amazing as huge format prints! Thanks for the reminder of the beauty that swims inside all of us...