It's a happy day for those of us who appreciate the small things! Nikon has announced the 2012 winners of its venerable Small World Photomicrography Competition. The prestigious contest, now in its 38th year, ranks images captured with various methods of microscopy. And I must say, the galleries are stunning! Go visit:

Nikon Small World

Below are a few of my favorites.

Next year’s deadline is April 30, 2013. How to do well? Here's my advice from last year.