Nostoca Algae Laboratory (NAL) has received national and international recognition for high quality photomicroscopy work. Interested in our images? Please view the gallery to see a selection of our work. Please contact us about your project.

Awards Include:

  • Olympus Bioscapes, Honorable Mention, 2009
  • Nikon Small World, Image of Distinction, 2009
  • British Phycological Society Hilda Canter Lund, short list, 2009
  • Natural Science Museum of Barcelona permanent exhibition
  • Nature, international weekly journal of science
  • Conservation, magazine of the University of Washington


At NAL, we use a state of the art, all Nikon, microscope system for all photomicroscopy projects. The system includes:

Eclipse 600 body with 100W halogen lighting

Universal condenser with BF, PC and DIC capabilities

10x, 20x, 40x, and 100x (oil) DLL phase contrast objectives

DS-5mc digital color camera with computer controller

Elements Documentation imaging software