Photo Gallery: It's a Small World 10/09/2009
 First place in this year's Nikon Small World Competition went to Heiti Paves...
Dr. Heiti Paves / University of TechnologyTallinn

First place in this year's Nikon Small World Competition went to Heiti Paves of Estonia. The image shows the anther of a thale cress (arabidopsis thaliana) magnified 20 times. The plants pollinate themselves and reproduce quickly, making them a favorite for genetics researchers.