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From tapeworm heads to weevil sex, 10 big photos of tiny things

This year's winners of Nikon's small world photography contest

For the last 43 years, Nikon has recognized the world's best views of the small, the tiny, the minuscule and the microscopic. While big things have their fans—everyone loves elephants, mountains and whales—weevils and lily pollen can be just as imposing when you take a closer look. On October 4, 2017, the winners were on . These images won the

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