Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition 2010 Winners

By on Nov 19, 2010 in Amazing, Camera, Headlines, Science, Technology Comments

Olympus America Inc. sponsored an international photo competition that honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects.

Every year, they recognize outstanding images of life science captured through light microscopes.

Winners for this year’s Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition was officially announced on Olympus Bioscapes website on November 17, 2010.

According to their press release posted in their official website, the first prize winner goes to Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich, Germany. His captured image showcases the bug-eyed splendor of a Daddy Longlegs, also known as a Harvestman or Phalangium opilio. He won $5000 worth of Olympus equipment as first prize.

Here are the top 10 winning entries for this year’s Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition (click the pages for each image):

Olympus Bioscapes Digital Imaging Competition First Prize Winner

Eyes of Daddy Longlegs (Harvestman). A frontal section of Phalangium opilio eyes. The lenses (two large ovals), retinas and optic nerves are visible. The image is a depth color-coded projection of a confocal image stack. Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Munich, Germany.
First Prize, 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®.

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