Cursed Knights

PhotographerMartin Oeggerli
Prize1st Place in Special
City/CountryAllschwil, Switzerland
Photo Date27 Oct 2010 - 22 Feb 2011
Technical Infocolor SEM; magnification: var
Entry Description

Martin Oeggerli aka Micronaut is visually exploring smallest forms of life with scientific accuracy and methodology. The series presents hand-colored Scanning-Electron-Microscopy images of mites. They are all below 1mm in size and live in soil, as parasites on birds or aquatic in small ponds.

About Photographer

Martin Oeggerli aka Micronaut is an internationally recognized scientific photographer and has appeared in three National Geographic feature articles since December 2009. His works display his unique perspective with profound clarity and are based on his scientific expertise and personally-executed preparation, microscopy and post-processing. Since 2005 his award-winning works have regularily been published by the greatest names in science and photography, such as BBC, CELL, Nature, VOGUE, and National Geographic.