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2020 Winners Featured in National Geographic

"Researcher Daniel Castranova was about to be kicked off the microscope when he took the picture. A colleague in the Brant Weinstein lab at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland was waiting for a turn on the imaging device, which takes hundreds of frames that later are stitched together. Castranova was bringing a microscopic world into focus, with the hope of revealing unprecedented detail. He had a live juvenile zebrafish suspended in jelly under the lens, and he decided to zoom out from its head for one last shot: a full-body image of the fish. He got it, and then promptly forgot about it. Two weeks later, as he assembled the images, he had a startling result. “I was like, Wow, it came out really nice,” he says."

- Oliver Whang
National Geographic

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