By John McDevitt

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A public exhibit featuring photography taken through microscopes will be on display at the Wistar Institute in University City on Tuesday.

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Biomedical researchers at the Wistar institute see amazing images under their microscopes every day. Now you can too. Wistar is hosting the 2015 Nikon Small World Exhibition of award-winning photography through the microscope. You’ll be able to see the top 20 winners. There were thousands of entries from around the world.

One of the images looks like a peacock, but it actually is a fern sorus magnified 20 times.

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James Hayden, is the Director of the imaging facility at the Wistar Instute and a 13-time Nikon Small World winner.

“The bottom line is you are magnifying something quite a bit so when you magnify them a lot you are seeing things that the normal person doesn’t see and a lot of times for the first time and they are compelling when you do that,” said Hayden.

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The free exhibit is in the atrium of the Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street. It runs from January 19 – March 4.