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From sea mullets to feeding rotifers: Top 20 Nikon Small World images of 2015

1. Honey bee eye

Every year, Nikon hosts its Small World competition for microscopic scientific images. Here are the top 20 images from 2015, including photos of plants, animals, and their most interesting tiny bits.

Hailing from Queensland, Australia, Grimm captured this image of a honey bee's eye covered in dandelion pollen using reflected light.

Image: Ralph Claus Grimm/Nikon

By Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Senior Editor for TechRepublic.