2020 Small World in Motion Competition


Rogelio Moreno

Panama, Panama
Polarized Light
10X (Objective Lens Magnification)

Mr. Moreno’s main line of work is as a computer systems engineer, but he has been taking micrographs and micrograph movies since 2009. In 2020, he placed in the winners circle an amazing 3 times, with 2 movies and one still image, bringing his winning Small World image library up to 18 times since 2012! This stunning example of a nematode using polarized lighting is a fine example of Rogelio’s outstanding abilities in microscopy, beautifully showcasing the animal’s movements. Polarized light combined with a lambda plate help to create beautiful color changes as the creature moves about on its journey.