This year, Nikon held a contest and selected the best “photomicrographs,” essentially pictures taken through the microscope. 20 finalists were selected in total, and you can view them on Nikon’s web site, or even more easily on Wired’s web site. Among the finalists, you’ll find the picture above. Nope, it isn’t a Van Gogh. It’s a “10-year old preparation of barbital, fenacetine, valium and acetic acid” captured under a microscope.