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Mediterranean Mantis

A Mediterranean mantis. This photo is among the early entries in the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.

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Water boatman

Water boatman viewed in reflected light. Photo by Charles Krebs. (Click to view full size.) From the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2011.

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Dolichopodid sp. (fly) eyes

Magnified 10 times, a view of Dolichopodid sp. (fly) eyes made by Laurie Knight of Tonbridge, Kent, UK.

“The Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition recently announced its list of winners for 2010. The competition began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope.” (via)

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