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BioScapes Photo Contest: 15 Honorable Mentions

Scientific American staff selections from the contest runners-up

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Ms. Yanping Wang

Viola prionantha . Yanping Wang, Beijing, China.....[ More ]

Mr. Spike Walker

Spider mandible. Spike Walker, Penkridge, Staffordshire, U.K.....[ More ]

Mr. Viktor Sýkora

Dryas octopelata seeds. Viktor Sýkora, Institute of Pathophysiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.....[ More ]

Mr. Josef Spacek

Vessel architectonics of lime leaf. Josef Spacek, Charles University Hospital, Fingerland Department of Pathology, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.....[ More ]

Mr. Fabrice Parais

Trichoptera larva Polycentropus flavomaculatus sp., showing head and parts of the legs and body. Captured at 15x using stereomicroscopy. Fabrice Parais, Bougy, France.....[ More ]

Dr. Stephen Nagy

An antenna of the common gypsy moth, showing how sensitive the antennae are to any fine movement of air. Brightfield microscopy, captured at 37.5x. Stephen Nagy, Helena, Mont., U.S.A.....[ More ]

Mr. David Millard

Sunset moth wing scales. David Millard, Austin, Tex., U.S.A.....[ More ]

Dr. Alvaro Migotto

Jellyfish Turritopsis nutricula , captured at 10x. A ferocious predator, it may also be the world's only "biologically immortal" creature. Good photographs of these jellyfish are rare. They have to be photographed alive; besides being very small and transparent, they shrink and lose color when preserved.....[ More ]

Dr. Alvaro Migotto

Eurythoe complanata , captured at 20x. In Brazil the fire worm is considered an endangered species. Alvaro Migotto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.....[ More ]

Dr. Jan Michels

Ventral view of a common water flea ( Daphnia pulex ). Jan Michels, Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Institute of Zoology, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany.....[ More ]

Mr. Charles Krebs

Moth, captured at 20x. Charles Krebs, Issaquah, Wash., U.S.A.....[ More ]

Mr. Martin Jurna

Sebaceous glands in a rat ear. Multiphoton, CARS and second harmonic generation microscopy were all used to capture the image. Martin Jurna, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.....[ More ]

Dr. Mohammad K. Hajihosseini

Ventral view of a 14-day-old transgenic mouse, carrying a reporter gene that is active in the developing limb. Stereomicroscopy. Mohammad K. Hajihosseini, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K.....[ More ]

Dr. Rachel Fink

Squid embryo ( Loligo peali ) releasing ink into surrounding seawater. Rachel Fink, Mount Holyoke College, Department of Biological Sciences, South Hadley, Mass., U.S.A.....[ More ]

Mr. Norm Barker

Fossil of red sponge coral, captured at 20x. Norm Barker, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md., U.S.A.....[ More ]

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