E-Fauna photographer Ian Gardiner has taken 10th place in the Nikon Small World photomicrography contest with a photo of a clam shrimp from Alberta.
According to the news release: "Gardiner's detailed portrait of a clam shrimp from the Alberta Prairie
was recognized in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography
Competition. His profile of a five-millimetre-long female with eggs was
the only Canadian entry that placed, finishing 10th, in October." In the news release, Ian expanded on his technique for photographing these tiny crustaceans: "I give them a small shot of vodka, which kind of keeps them quiet so
I can photograph them,"
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