Wonders of the world showcased in microscopic details

The wonders of the world have been showcased as part of an annual microscopic photography competition.

From the front end of a tapeworm to the eye of a daddy long legs, this year’s entries in the ‘Nikon International Small World’ shows the natural world in exquisite detail.

Judges analyse entries from all over the world of up-close biological specimens before finally choosing a winner.

This year the competition was won by researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, BioImaging Facility & Department of Cell Biology who captured immortalised human skin cells.

The competition first started in 1975 to recognise the efforts of those interested in photomicography, which involves taking photographs through a light microscope.