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Charles Krebs of Issaquah, Wash. places twice in Nikon photography contest. Charles Krebs of Issaquah, Wash. places twice in Nikon photography contest.
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 Here's a mouthful: Photomicrography. It is the practice of taking photos through a microscope, and it's also the focus of Nikon's Small World contest. Nikon says on its website, it is considered the "leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life seen through the light microscope."

The competition is worldwide and open to anyone with an interest in this style of photography. Placing photos come from Vienna, Austria, Pisa, Italy and Barcelona, Spain. They showcase close ups of cells, a house cricket's tongue and spider eyes among other things.

Which makes the fact that Charles Krebs of Issaquah, Wash., placed twice in the competition. Krebs placed 15th with a 45 x magnified photo of a jewel beetle's eye, and also placed 13th with a photo of a microscopic aquatic animal called a rotifer.

The first place photo also shows a rotifer, but it was shot by Rogelio Moreno of Panama.

To see Nikon's gallery of the top 20 photos, click here.

Do you want to get in on the fun? The deadline for entries in next year's contest is April 30, 2015

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