Culex sp. - a mosquito larva head (ventral view). Muscles moving mouth pieces are visible as bright white bands due to the polarized light contrasting technique.The image was commended at Sony World Photography Awards 2012
A freshwater rotifer Collotheca ornata. This is a filter-feeding invertebrate that attaches itself to various surfaces and captures prey with a really sophisticated corona that works like a trap. The image is made with a 20x objective.
Hydra sp. - a freshwater cnidarian. The size of the animal is about 1 cm. The photo is also known under the name "Dancing hydra." Unlike many other images, it's a single almost unedited shot.The image won the first place in a Russian contest "Art of Science Festival 2012"