2020 Photomicrography Competition

Atlas moth wing

Chris Perani

San Rafael, California, USA
Image Stacking
10x (Objective Lens Magnification)

The wing of the Atlas moth, from one of the largest moths in the world (a wingspan of over nine inches), is the model for this stunning image captured by Chris Perani. Chris is a full time college student studying graphic design with a keen interest in photomicrography. This image used a combination of panorama and image stacking of approximately 4,000 images to achieve the level of detail shown. Chris is undoubtedly one of Nikon Small World’s younger winners, at just 21 years of age.