Winning Science Image by Kent State Stark Student and Professor
Of the nearly 2,500 images submitted to the Olympus BioScapes Competition from researchers and microscope enthusiasts from 68 countries, one that was taken in a Kent State University at Stark laboratory won eighth place.
Assistant Professor of Biology Matthew Lehnert and his student, junior biology major Ashley Lash, photographed the proboscis (mouthparts) of a vampire moth at 10x magnification on a confocal microscope. They produced an image that illustrates the beauty that can be produced when art and science unite.
For more than a decade, the annual Olympus BioScapes Competition has been widely recognized as the world’s foremost showcase for outstanding images and movies of life science subjects captured through light microscopes.
Visit www.olympusbioscapes.com/gallery/year/2014 to view the top 10 winners and dozens of honorable mentions.