Parasites Never Looked So Good

This is the Trichodina pediculus, a microscopic parasite of the microscopic hydra. It’s also the eighth prize winner in the 2008 BioScapes contest, a competition that recognizes extraordinary microscope photos of plants, animals, and other life-forms. One more below the jump; for all 10 prize winning photos click here.

—Picture by Gerd Gunther, courtesy 2008 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition

—Picture by Stephen Nagy, courtesy 2008 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition

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