The judges of 2014 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition announced the top ten winners of the competition.
The Olympus Bioscape Contest present amazing science related images and movies of science. However, the only condition for the participants is that those images should be captured through light microscopes. Every year thousands of well known researchers and fans of microscope send images and videos from all around the world.
The first prize is awarded to a group of researchers of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). They captured an amazing video of the growth process of fruit fly. The movie shows the process of the emergence of egg from beginning. The purpose of the video is to completely understand the development of animals. It will help experts to fight with the disease. The group got a grand prize of around $5,000 from the Olympus.
The experts of National Center of Microscopy received second prize. They submitted an image of the brain of a rat.
Dr. Igor Siwaniczand of the Janelia Research Campus got third prize. He presented a barnacle appendage. Generally, such kinds of structures are utilized to carry plankton and rest of the food into the shell of barnacle.
These images evidently demonstrates that microscopic images is the best way to understand the most difficult and strange facet’s of life.