Plasticity of Life

PhotographerMartin Oeggerli
Prize2nd Place in Special / Micro
City/CountryAllschwil, Switzerland
Photo Date2007-2011
Technical Infocolor SEM; magnification: var
Entry Description

Armed with a scanning-electron-microscope, the author has collected and catalogued insect eggs from every corner of the earth over many years. Single portraits showcase the diverse forms and patterns which invite a comparison with man-made constructions that have been produced during the industrial age or even today as elements of modern architecture.

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.