The Wonder of Tiny Things

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These beautiful images are the award winners from the Olympus BioScapes Imaging Competition in 2012 captured by life-science researchers. Above, a cluster of spore-filled reproductive units and the specialized protective hairs around it. Photo by Igor Siwanowicz.

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Red algae’s reproductive machinery. Photo by Arlene Wechezak.

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Claw of a crustacean showing the muscles inside the claw and rows of pigment cells inside the shell. Photo by Christian Sardet and Sharif Mirshak.

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22 images were stacked to get this picture of a single-celled green algae from a lake. Photo by Rogelio Moreno Gil.

(Source: businessinsider.com)

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