Olympus BioScapes Life in Zoom

This year's Digital Photography Competition Olympus, BioScapesThe first place was the video of American researchers that refers to a "fluffy" mass and reveals the magical process of fetal development of a Drosophila photo: William Lemon, Fernando Amat, Philipp Keller / Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging CompetitionOlympus BioScapes

From the mysteries of life to the magic of nanoscale organisms, photography combined with microscopy has opened up a new chapter in precision research. A few days ago, Olympus Digital Photography Competition, BioScapes 2014, awarded photographers who dared to "dive" into the microcosm revealing the grandeur of life.

This year, the first prize received an impressive video about the frog development of a Drosophila (also known as a vinegar fly) by the researchers William Lemon, Fernando Amat and Phillip Keller of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Virginia, USA.

The material (which can be found here: www.olympusbioscapes.com/gallery/year/2014) stood out among 2.500 entries and in addition to the first place gave the winners Olympus photographic equipment worth $ 5.000 - that is, about 4.100 euros.

The high-speed video, according to the Japanese giant, for the first time offers scientists the ability to monitor the fate of individual fetal cells shortly after fertilization until hatching of the larva. The material presents the process of dividing and migrating the cells, the formation of internal organs and the structure of the Drosophila organism.

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A planted garden looks like Thomas Dirink's rat cerebellus from the US, which has taken the second position: Thomas Deerinck / Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition

A better understanding of the processes leading to the complete formation of an organism could help experts deeply explore the mechanisms behind the outbreak of serious illness.

The third ranking photo of the sea tick with με rainbow dress by Dr. Igor Sivanovic, from the USA, which with its long "ends" gathers the plankton photo: Igor Siwanowicz / Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition

In the second place was found the photograph of the rat cerebellum belonging to the act Thomas Drinink from the University of California at San Diego and in particular from the National Center for Research on Microscopy and Imaging.


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