Incredible wildlife photography wins Nikon Small World photo contest

Incredible wildlife photography wins Nikon Small World photo contest
Dorsal view of bones and scales (blue) and lymphatic vessels (orange) in a juvenile zebrafish (Image credit: Daniel Castranova, et al.)

You might not ordinarily think of a scientific photo taken in a lab as being an obvious example of wildlife photography, but this incredible close-up image of a zebrafish by scientist Daniel Castranova certainly ticks all of the boxes. Gives the audience the opportunity to see something they wouldn't ordinarily be able to see? Yes. Allows the viewer to learn more about the species? Yes. Artistically rendered? Definitely. 

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition first began in 1975, initially designed as a way to celebrate the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. However, it has since evolved to become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from a wide array of scientific disciplines.

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.