Monday, December 17, 2012

How beauty was found in a slimeball

The slide show which can be seen at this link is wonderful.

Dec. 17, 2012
By Alan Boyle

You might not think something wonderful can be found in a ball of slime — but Ralph Grimm's prize-winning video of the creatures living in a bit of pond scum proves it's possible.

Grimm's microscopic view of a colony of rotifers, complete with googly eyespots, won first prize in this year's Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. More than 2,000 pictures of tiny life-science subjects were submitted from all over the world — and today Olympus announced that Grimm led the top-10 list. You can see all 10 prize-winners, plus a selection of the entries receiving honorable mentions, in our slideshow.


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