Pepper and salt
This image of a peppercorn and a grain of salt taken by David McCarthy is the overall winner (and close-up category winner) in this year’s Visions of Science Photographic Awards.
Three more photos after the jump.
The surface tension of water supports a metal paperclip. By photographing it using a grille in front of the light source, the deformation of the water around the clip can be seen.
A tiny shrimp fearlessly enters the mouth of a fish to clean its teeth. Fish value this service as the shrimp removes and eats harmful parasites.
Cancer cells can spread through the body in a process known as metastasis. This cancer cell is moving down a pore in a filter. The image was taken at Cancer Research UK, where the spread of cancer is studied in the hope of finding a cure.
Via the BBC