From the best microscopic images of 2008, the answer – and 6th place finisher – shows you exactly how many leaf beetles can dance on the head of a pin.
I also like this one:
…which is a laser microscopic image of Japanese paper.
Finally, the winner:
“Sinewy filaments within squirming microscopic diatoms, a type of algae, are artificially rainbow hued as a result of being photographed through polarizing light filters.”