FEI is proud to announce that María Carbajo of the Electron Microscopy Unit in the Research Support Services of the Univ. of Extremadura has been awarded the grand prize in the 2012 FEI Owner Image Contest for her entry "Spider Skin."
FEI.com visitors were asked to vote for their favorite image among the monthly winners. A total of nearly 1,000 votes were received and María Carbajo's image, Spider Skin, narrowly beat out other worthy images.
María's entry shows the texture of the skin of a spider, with a hair root and brochosomes from a leafhopper preyed upon by the spider.
FEI has partnered with National Geographic on a upcoming giant-screen movie, titled Mysteries of the Unseen World. Look for Spider Skin to be featured on the National Geographic website.