Above is a mosquito heart, at a magnification of 100x. Biologist Jonas King, of Vanderbilt University, used fluorescence to make this stunning example of photomicrography. King's photo landed first place this year in Nikon's annual Small World competition. All of the winners are absolutely stunning. Small World gallery, 2010
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