A look at the selected microscopic time-lapses in Nikon's "Small World, in Motion" competition

A look at the selected microscopic time-lapses in Nikon’s “Small World, in Motion” competition

The selected works of the “Nikon Small World” competitions were introduced in the last months of 2019 in the two sections of photomicrography and microscopic time-lapses. 

To watch the selected works in the microscopic time-lapse section of this competition.

“Small World in Motion” is the title of a part of “Nikon’s Small World” competition, which has hosted the works of artistic scientists every year since 2011. In this section, recorded time-lapses compete with optical microscopes. To watch these competitions’ selected works of 2019, stay with Zomit in the two areas “Selected Videos” and “Special Appreciation.”

Selected videos

1st place: Myr John growing antlers: living coral polyps in purple and symbiotic algae in green; 10x magnification

Dr. Philippe P. Laissue from England

Second place: Tomatoes, a type of parasite, swim in the body of their host, which is a dead arthropod; 1x magnification

Dr. Richard and R. Kirby ( Dr. Richard & R. Kirby ) from England

Third place: Stylonia creates a vortex using its cilia; 10x magnification

Tommy Gunn and Jesse Gunn ( Tommy Gunn & Jesse Gunn ) from America

4th place: two freshwater tardigrades feed on another tardigrade; 10x magnification

Dr. Hunter Hines ( Dr. Hunter N. Hines ) from America

5th place: developing mouse embryo; The stage of development of the neural fold and the formation of the neural tube; 16x magnification

Dr. Kate McDole and Dr. Philip Keller ( Dr. Kate McDole & Dr. Philipp Keller ) from America

special appreciation

Iron filings in a magnetic field

Thomas Drolsum ( Thomas Drolsum ) from America

Reverse timelapse of snowflake sublimation; 4 times magnification

Caleb Foster _

A star-shaped structure called an ester consisting of mesenchyme and microtubules in an animal cell; 60 times magnification

 Dr. Jesse Gatlin, Abdullah Bashar Sami, Dr. John Oakey, and Dr. April Kloxin ( Dr. Jesse Gatlin & Abdullah Bashar Sami & Dr. John Oakey & Dr. April Kloxin ) from America

hydroid; 2.5 times magnification

Raul M. Gonzalez from Mexico

discharge of the radial canal into a contractile vacuole in a single-celled animal (probably paramecium ); 40 times magnification

Edwin Lee from America

Frog developing embryo, 10th to 13th day; 4 times magnification

Dave R. Lewis from England

The waveform pattern resulting from the activity of proteins in a cell of the frog’s body, which is created spontaneously before cell division; 10x magnification

Ani Michaud, Jiaye Henry He, Dr. Bill Bement, Dr. Jan Huisken, Dr. George von Dassow ( Ani Michaud & Jiaye Henry He & Dr. Bill Bement & Dr. Jan Huisken & Dr. George von Dassow ) from America

mechanics of actin movement during cell division; 25 times magnification

Andrew Moore and Dr. Erika Holzbaur ( Andrew Moore & Dr. Erika Holzbaur ) from America

A rare type of triple cell division in myoblast culture medium (L6); 10x magnification

Dr. Patrick Charles Nahirney from Canada

formation of silver dendrites ; 3 times magnification

Wojtek Plonka from Poland

pigment cells on squid tentacles; 4 times magnification

Caroline Pritchard from America

multi-threaded worm larvae; 2 to 6 times magnification

Dr. Shinji Shimode from Japan

Neutrophils (red) inside the hindbrain of zebrafish embryos infected with a fluorescent bacterium (green); 20 times magnification

Kar Yan Soh ( Kar Yan Soh ) from New Zealand

the hatching of the smelly sen; 10x magnification

Johann Swanepoel ( Johann Swanepoel ) from South Africa

A species of ciliate swallows a string of cyanobacteria; 20 to 40 times magnification

Dr. Sally Warring ( Dr. Sally Warring ) from America