From National Geographic:
First Place, Photography: “The Glass Forest”
Tiny green diatoms create the illusion of a fernlike forest as they attach to their marine-invertebrate hosts.
Mario De Stefano of the Second University of Naples, Italy, captured this miniscule “jungle” from the Mediterranean Sea with a scanning electron microscope:
First Place, Illustration: “Zoom Into the Human Bloodstream”
Deft manipulation of perspective gives viewers a detailed look inside the human circulatory system.
The relationship between a tiny oxygen atom and the giant organ of the heart was accomplished with a common painting technique that fits many scales into a single picture, according to Jennifer Frazier of San Francisco’s Exploratorium: