Wow, next time you stare at a , the above photo is the bee staring back at you!

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition winners have been announced, with a mesmerising look at the eye of a taking the top spot. The competition welcomed microscopic photography submissions from more than 80 countries, and …

Australian Ralph Grimm took the top prize in the annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, for his incredible close-up image of a bee eye covered in dandelion pollen.

A high school teacher from Jimboomba, Queensland, Grimm is a self-taught photomicrographer. Previously he had been named as an honorable mention, but said he never dreamed that he’d scoop the top prize.

A photo that brings viewers face-to-face with a honey bee has won a prestigious international photography contest that celebrates microscopic imagery in a blend of art and science.




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