TOP TEN PHOTO GALLERIES: Most Viewed of 2008

TOP TEN PHOTO GALLERIES: Most Viewed of 2008
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9. Best Microscopic Images of 2008 Announced

Glowing-hot carbon nanotubes form an expanding orange ball in this winning image from the 2008 Small World photomicrography competition, sponsored by Nikon and featured in an October 15 National Geographic News gallery. In nine other masterworks of magnification, a beetle danced on a pin, and drugs yielded crystal rainbows.

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—Photograph by Paul Marshall/National Research Council Canada/photo courtesy of Nikon Small World
 
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