PHOTOS: Best Microscopic Images of 2008 Announced

PHOTOS: Best Microscopic Photos of 2008 Announced
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Sixth Place: Dancing on the Head of a Pin

Certain medieval theologians--who puzzled over how many angels could dance on the head of a pin--would have had a field day with this picture by retired entomologist Klaus Bolte of Canada.

Evidently one, and only one, tiny leaf beetle can dance on this pin's head--the silvery circle in this 40 X photo. The beetle's rainbow colors, by the way, are all natural.
—Photograph by Klaus Bolte/photo courtesy of Nikon Small World
 
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