Look. Look closer, MUCH closer! These are images from the 2013 Microscopic Images of the Year winners.
More than 2100 entries were submitted for the 10th annual prize.
The 2013 winning entries reflect the latest advances in neuroscience and cell biology as documented by researchers, along with amazing glimpses of life on a microscopic scale captured by hobbyists, students and scientists.
Next year’s competition, which closes September 30, 2014 is already open for participants. Entrants can submit up to five still images, image sequences, or movies of life science subjects captured at any magnification using a compound light microscope. To enter the competition or view the BioScapes gallery of winners and Honorable Mentions, visitwww.OlympusBioScapes.com.