The Olympus BioScapes competition has produced some of the world's most stunning microscopic digital images and videos of life science.
Now in its eighth year running, the winning entry is a photograph by Charles Krebs of Issaquah, Washington showing an underwater Rotifer Floscularia that relies on rapidly beating cilia to bring food-laden water in so it can feed.
Other images not to be missed include the reproductive system of a fruit fly and the golden chloroplasts in a living diatom.
See a selection of these mesmerizing photos from the Olympus BioScapes competition in the slideshow below.
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