Nikon Instruments is giving the public the chance to test its skills and interact with microscopic images typically only viewed by scientists with its new online game, “Identify the Image.” The game gives players a series of five 2008 Nikon Small World finalist images and asks them to correctly identify each photomicrograph. Players are then graded based on their performance.
The series of images, updated with a new set of five images daily, is a sneak sampling of winning images from the 2008 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The game is available on the Nikon Small World Web site.
The Nikon Small World celebrates the world’s best photomicrographers who create beautiful imagery while showing an understanding of advanced scientific disciplines. Nikon Small World recognizes photomicrographers for their achievements in capturing dynamic images at the intersection of science and art. Over the past 34 years, the competition has become the preeminent forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. It has received international recognition in both the science community and among art and photography lovers.
Release date: September 16, 2008
Source: Nikon Instruments