The creepiest photographs of things you can only see under a microscope

Nikon just announced the winners for its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. It's basically a collection of the best images of things you can only see under a light microscope. Or better yet, it's the best photographs of things you can't actually see. Here are some fantastically creepy shots that were our favorites.

The picture above shows a worker ant taken by Dimitri Seeboruth.

The creepiest photographs of things you can only see under a microscope

A parasitic wasp larva on the abdomen of a spider by Geir Drange (5x)

The creepiest photographs of things you can only see under a microscope

A mouse foot showing blood vessels, immune cells and soft tissue. By Dr. Andrew J. Woolley, Himanshi Desai and Dr. Kevin Otto

The creepiest photographs of things you can only see under a microscope

Mites on a beetle. Taken by Nikola Rahme

The creepiest photographs of things you can only see under a microscope

This spiky ball of fun is actually a 100x view of a fern sorus by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

The creepiest photographs of things you can only see under a microscope

Though it may look like a Pokemon, it's actually a rabbit embryo snapped by Dr. Gabriel G. Marins and Rob Bryson-Richardson

The creepiest photographs of things you can only see under a microscope

A fish egg cluster by Dr. Jaime Gomez-Gutierrez