The Creepiest Photographs of Things You Can Only See Under a Microscope

By Casey Chan on at

Nikon just announced the winners for itsĀ 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. It's basically a collection of the best images of things you can only see under a light microscope. Or better yet, it's the best photographs of things you can't actually see. Here are some fantastically creepy shots that were our favorites.

The picture above shows a worker ant taken by Dimitri Seeboruth.


A parasitic wasp larva on the abdomen of a spider by Geir Drange (5x)


A mouse foot showing blood vessels, immune cells and soft tissue. By Dr. Andrew J. Woolley, Himanshi Desai and Dr. Kevin Otto


Mites on a beetle. Taken by Nikola Rahme


This spiky ball of fun is actually a 100x view of a fern sorus by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz


Though it may look like a Pokemon, it's actually a rabbit embryo snapped by Dr. Gabriel G. Marins and Rob Bryson-Richardson


A fish egg cluster by Dr. Jaime Gomez-Gutierrez