Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition 2011 Winners: Charles Krebs Won First Place (Photos)

By on Nov 15, 2011 in Amazing, Science, United States, World Comments

Winners for this year’s Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition was officially announced on Monday, November 14, 2011 on Olympus Bioscapes website.

More than 2000 images and movies were judged and the photo of Charles Krebs from Issaquah, Washington won the first prize. The captured image showcases “the amazing movements of a rotifer, a tiny underwater creature with cilia (hair-like projections around the “ears”) that sweep at lightning speed to move food into its mouth,” as quoted from their press release. Krebs won $5,000 worth of Olympus equipment.

Olympus BioScapes Competition is an annual international photo competition that honors images and movies of human, plant and animal subjects captured by light microscopes.

Among the 2000 images and movies, 64 images and movies were also chosen for this year’s Honorable Mention and one movie earned an award for technical merit.

“This year’s winning images and movies reflect the latest advances in neuroscience and cell biology, along with amazing glimpses of the unseen world captured by hobbyists,” according to Olympus BioScapes statement.

Honorable Mentions’ photos and videos can be viewed online through the official website of Olympus BioScapes.

Meanwhile, here are the top 10 Olympus BioScapes winners for this year.

Olympus Bioscapes Winner Photo
First Place
Image Credit: Mr. Charles Krebs of Issaquah, Washington, USA/Olympus Bioscapes

Specimen: Rotifer Floscularia ringens feeding. Its rapidly beating cilia (hair-like structures) bring water containing food to the rotifer. Technique: Differential interference contrast microscopy

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