Annual Winners

2014 Photomicrography Competition

13th Place
2014 Photomicrography Competition

Charles B. Krebs

Charles Krebs Photography
Issaquah, Washington, USA

Subject Matter:

Conochilus unicornis (rotifer), actively feeding

- see: Rotifer

Differential Interference Contrast

see: DIC

This image is of a Conochilus unicornis colony. This rotifer species forms a free floating spherical colony. Several individuals are actively feeding (some with eggs). There are about 2200 known species of rotifers, and live specimens are extremely interesting to observe through the microscope.