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
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