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Charles Krebs Wins 2011 Olympus BioScapes


Seattle photographer Charles Krebs won first place in the 2011 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, the world's foremost forum for showcasing microscope photos and movies of life science subjects.

His winning image enlarges the amazing movements of a rotifer, a tiny underwater creature that sweep at lightning speed to move food into its mouth. Krebs used a special flash to freeze the cilia's rapid motion.

Krebs' photo was selected from more than 2000 images and earned him the first place prize of $5,000 worth of Olympus equipment.