Since 1975 Nikon has been running one of the most fascinating photography competitions in the world! Specifically aimed at the microscopy world, this competition invites entrants from all over the world. The top 20 images are exhibited in museums and galleries all over the United States. Take a look through this amazing catalogue of images and maybe be inspired yourself to give it a try – they are currently accepting entries for the 2018 competition.

Be warned though! You will lose hours of your life looking through all the images. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is my favourite imaging technique, but some of the fluorescent images are mind-blowing. Check it out for yourself using the link below.

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition