Top 10 Micro Photographers in Science
Yousef Al Habshi:
Yousef Al Habshi is an Emirati photographer specialising in photomicrography. The photographer has won 14 awards in a number of local and international photography competitions since 2010. He has two studios at home where he masters his craft. He works as an IT system analyst in the petroleum industry.
Malaria is still an issue in many countries. Scientists are still working on how the disease is being transmitted and how it can be cured. Jonas King was awarded 1st prize in 2010 photomicrography competition for capturing malaria mosquito’s heart at 100x magnification.
“In a way I feel as this gives us a glimpse of the world through the eye of a bee ” says Grimm, the 2015 award winning microphotographer. Magnifies at 120x he secured 1st position for Eye of an honey bee (apis mellifera) covered in dandelion pollen.
Win Van Egmond:
First place winning image of Chaetoceros Debilis, a colonial diatom says that diatoms are the important oxygen producers on earth and also a vital link to the food chain. Being a freelance photographer, Win Van Egmond always had an interest in nature’s history and has been practicing photomicrography for 2 decades.
Dr. Jennifer L. Peters & Dr. Michael R.Taylor:
They are the creators of the award winning image of the blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embroyo at 20x magnification in 2012 . To achieve this image Peters and Taylor used a maximum intensity projection of a series of images acquired in Z plane.
He ranked 1st in 2011 photomicrography competition for the portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing ) larva . He demonstrated the power and applicability of a confocal microscopy to invertebrate morphology studies.
2009 runner up for the image of Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress ) anther, most popular model organism in plant biology and genetics.
Michael J. Stringer
Runner up of 2008 micro photography competition for capturing the image of Pleurosigma (marine diatoms) at 200x magnification. Michael Stringer collects diatoms, which are a type of algae and one of the most usual types of phytoplankton, from the mud accumulated on Two Tree Island in the River Thames.
“Double transgenic mouse embryo, 18.5 days (17x),” taken by Gloria Kwon of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute , 2009 runner up of photomicrography competition. To create the image, she used brightfield, darkfield, and fluorescence (GFP and RFP) microscopy techniques.
Runner up of 2006 photomicrography competition for capturing the image of cell nuclei of the mouse colon at 740x magnification by the technique of 2-Photon fluorescence.
By Vasundhara Paneru