PICTURES: Best Microscopic-Life Images of 2009 Named

PICTURES: Best Microscopic-Life Images of 2009 Named
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Fourth Place: Diminutive Devils

Looking like tiny deviled eggs, specimens of the freshwater algae species Haematococcus pluvialis were magnified a hundred times in the fourth-place image, taken by photographer Charles Krebs, of Issaquah, Washington.

The image is among ten award-winning microscope images and movies in the 2009 BioScapes competition that "reflect the awesome grace, beauty, and mystery of aspects of the natural world that cant be seen with the naked eye," Olympus's Osamu Joji said in a statement.
— Photograph courtesy Charles Krebs, Olympus BioScapes
 
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