Friday, July 14, 2017

Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

Open trap of aquatic carnivorous plant, humped bladderwort Utricularia gibba, with single-cell organisms inside.
The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition® brings a taste of the incredible stories emerging in research laboratories to the public.

Exhibitions including selected images from each year's Olympus BioScapes Competition travel the United States and Canada throughout the year, displaying at museums, academic libraries and research institutions.

A caddisfly larva: Sericostoma

Single-cell fresh water algae (desmids). Composite image.

Embryo of black mastiff bat

Lily flower bud, transverse section.

Ant on its deathbed—a carnivorous plant known as a sundew.

 Barnacle appendages that sweep plankton and other food into the barnacle's shell for consumption.

A weevil.

Scales on the wing of a Panacea prola butterfly

Mouth of a live mushroom coral, Fungia

Algae, Scagelia

A rat cerebellum

Phyllobius roboretanus weevils using Stereo microscopy.

Green coneheaded planthopper nymph with its gears. The insects are accomplished jumpers, able to accelerate at 500 times the force of gravity. To synchronize the movement of their hind legs they use a pair of cogs. The insect demonstrates that gears are not a human invention.