Beauty is in the eye ...of the fruit fly! For 38 years, the Nikon Small World competition has selected prime photographic examples of microscopic form. Winning entries like the fruit fly eye above prove that beauty can be found in the essence of items that could be imagined as ingredients in a witches brew, such as fruit fly eyes, cricket tongue and mouse colon. So if your beer goggles don't have the desired effect at this year’s holiday party, it might pay to carry a microscope as backup.
See the entire gallery of winning photographs for 2012 at Nikon Small World. Link.
(Image credit: Dr. Michael John Bridge/University of Utah/Nikon Small World)