2020 Photomicrography Competition

Crystals formed after heating an ethanol and water solution containing L-glutamine and beta-alanine

Justin Zoll

Justin Zoll Photography
Ithaca, New York, USA
Polarized Light
4X (Objective Lens Magnification)

This stunning capture of crystalized L-glutamine and beta-alanine was taken by professional photographer Justin Zoll using a microscope equipped with polarized light illumination. He has been taking images through the microscope for about five years and plans on moving to more sophisticated techniques in the near future. He seems to be doing just fine already!