Panamanian Rogelio Moreno won first place at Nikon's "Small World" photo contest for his image of a miniscule freshwater creature known as the rotifer. Moreno captured the tiny critter as it was sweeping food into its open mouth. It's magnified 40 times.
The Great Story III An animal cell, a eukaryote.Before the electron microscope, the complexity of subtle structures within the cell was not known. Now we are only beginning to appreciate the complexity of sub-cellular anatomy and physiology!
A colour-enhanced, freeze-fracture scanning electron micrograph of a blood vessel that has grown into a melanoma and is providing nourishment to it. Numerous red blood cells and three white blood cells can be seen within the blood vessel.