Photo Gallery It's a Small World

There are a million photography contests out there. But not many of them deal with images of objects normally invisible to the naked eye. SPIEGEL ONLINE shows the winners of this years microscopic photography contest.
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Foto: Dr. Heiti Paves / University of TechnologyTallinn
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Foto: Gerd A. Guenther / Düsseldorf Germany Sonchus
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Foto: Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez / Institute for Microstructural Sciences
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Foto: James Hayden
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Foto: Bruno Vellutini / VellutiniCentro de Biologia Marinha Universidade de São Paulo
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Foto: Dr. Havi Sarfaty / Israel Veterinary Association / Ramat-Gan
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Foto: Dr. Shirley Owens / Michigan State University
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Foto: Dr. Lloyd Donaldso / Donaldson / Scion, Next Generation Biomaterials Rotorua
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Foto: Dr. Bernardo Cesare / Dipartimento di Geoscienze Università degli Studi di Padova
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Foto: Dr. Arlene Wechezak / Anacortes, Washington
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Foto: Dominik Paquet / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / Adolf Butenandt Institute
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Foto: Dr. Tsutomu Seimiya / Metropolitan UniversityTokyo
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Foto: Dr. John Hart / Hart 3D Films / Boulder, Colorado
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Foto: Tora Bardal / Department of Biology / NTNU Center of Fisheries and AquacultureTrondheim
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Foto: Fabrice Parais / DIREN Basse-Normandie
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Foto: Massimo Brizzi / Microcosmo Italia
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Foto: Dr. Rebekah Helton / Department of Biological Sciences / University of Delaware
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Foto: Dr. Julia Sero / Children¿s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School
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Foto: Yanping Wang / Beijing Planetarium
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Foto: Dr. Havi Sarfaty / Israel Veterinary Association