If you’ve never been awestruck by the beauty of a bug, here you go. This is the 9th place winner of the 36th annual Nikon Small World competition—a stunning rendering of the common flea. The contest judges ultra-close-up photographs and this year, a shot of a mosquito’s heart muscle nabbed first place. Other subjects include crystalized soy sauce, mushroom coral and the head of a baby zebra fish.
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About Lu Fong
Lu Fong was a staff writer and blog editor for the Good Men Project in its formative years. As the requisite woman on staff, her hobbies included cleaning, cooking, knitting, fainting, and childbearing. Follow her on Twitter @lufong.