logo

Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.

Science Stock Photography

New Customer, register Here
Returning Customers Log In
 
image

 

  LightboxShopping Cart Stats Your Price Quote Request List is empty
QUICK KEYWORD SEARCH

Advanced Search Advanced Search

Odorous house ant (<i>Tapinoma sessile</i>)
Click image for the most recent scientific stock photography images
Visit Our Education Site
INFORMATION
Zika Virus

We have a new Zika virus image. Please click on the images listed to view further details.

New - Express Price Quote

Now available, get a price quote quick.

CATEGORIES

About Dennis Kunkel, Ph.D.

Dennis Kunkel Ph.D. is an award-winning photomicrographer whose images appear worldwide in print, film, and electronic media. Dennis received technical training in specialized microscopies* while earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Washington in Seattle. In the course of his studies, and during the research career that followed, Dennis's skill as a microscopist allowed him to make significant contributions in the fields of botany, microbiology and neurobiology. Collaborative efforts with fellow researchers produced results in other disciplines of science (including zoology, microbiology, and materials science). Fifty research papers authored or co-authored by Dennis appear in scientific journals between 1973 and 2004.

Dennis not only values the scientific information that microscopy yields, but delights in the beauty of microscopic form. Through the years he has assembled a vast collection of light and electron microscope images (micrographs). Many of the electron micrographs have been colorized and are offered for viewing in the Image Library.

Dennis Kunkel, formerly of the University of Hawai'i, Honolulu (1993-2000) and previously of the University of Washington, Seattle (1976-1993) established Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. in 2000.

Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. offers microscopy services, as well as an extensive collection of scientific images for licensed (rights managed) use (Image Use), (Assignment Photography).

*Such as: optical light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Research Experience:

  • 44 years of research experience. Fields of study: Neurobiology, Botany, Zoology, Entomology, Limnology, Aquatic Biology, Microbiology, and Materials Science

Technical Training:

  • 40 years experience in microscopy and microscopy techniques. Specialization in light microscopy and transmission & scanning electron microscopy (Assignment Photography)

Research Publications:

  • 58 research articles published in science journals; 51 international scientific meeting abstracts; 5 book chapters; 11 books

Selected Photomicrography Awards:

  • Royal Microscopy Society Photomicrograph Competition, 1981-1982, Second Prize in Light Microscopy
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1982, Twentieth Prize
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1983, Tenth Prize
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1984, Seventh and Fifteenth Prize in Light Microscopy
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1985, Eleventh Prize
  • Impact Through Applied Photography Competition, 1986, Best of Category and Special Recognition
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1986, Fourteenth Prize
  • Polaroid International Photomicroscopy Competition, 1987, First and Grand Prize in Light Microscopy
  • Kodak's Professional Photographers Showcase Award, 1987-1988, Steuben Glass Tetrahedron Award
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1988, Seventeenth Prize
  • International Art Competition, 1988, New York, Certificate of Excellence Award
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1989, Fifthteenth Prize
  • Art Director's Choice Awards, Professional Photographers of America, 1990, Award of Excellence
  • Kodak's Professional Photographers Showcase Award, 1990, Steuben Glass Tetrahedron Award
  • Royal Microscopy Society Photomicrograph Competition, 1991, Award of Excellence in Light Microscopy
  • World Congress Media Expo on Biomedical Communications, 1994, Canadian Founders Natural Science Award
  • Industrial Photography Still Photography Competition, 1994, Second Prize
  • Microscopy Society of America Photomicrograph Competition, 1994, First Prize
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1995, Third Prize
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 1997, Seventh Prize
  • Connected Digital Hawaii Web Site Competition, 1997, Award of Excellence
  • Pirelli International Media Competition, 2000, Award of Excellence
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 2003, Honorable Mention
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 2005, Honorable Mention
  • Nikon Small World Photography Competition, 2007, Image of Distinction

Selected General Publications:

  • Discover Magazine, Nature, Science, Geo, American Museum of Natural History, Nickelodeon Magazine, Audubon, Microbe, Nature Biotechnology, Oprah Magazine, Wired; Time; Smithsonian; Scientific American; The New York Times; Popular Science; Prevention; Hippocrates; Science and Children; OMNI; GeoMundo; Biology of Microorganisms; ABC's of the Human Body; Industrial Photography; Life, Discovery; National Geographic

Books:

Selected Films, Videos VideoDiscs, CD-ROM's, and Calendars:

  • Outbreak, Feature film, Warner Brothers Communications, Premier March 10, 1995
  • Variations, An Eye Into Life - Cells & Microscopes, Educational video, Educational Video Educational Film Center, Annandale,VA, 1995
  • Blow - up, Educational CD-ROM, SchoolHouse Interactive, Charlotte, VT, 1995
  • The Cell Biology Videodisc -1987, The Pollination Biology Videodisc - 1989, Chemistry at Work Videodisc - 1989, The BioSci Videodisc - 1990, Atoms to Anatomy Videodisc - 1992, Anatomy and Physiology Videodisc - 1993, VideoDiscovery, Seattle, WA
  • Dementia by Tad, Music CD, EastWest Records - Elektra Entertainment, 1995
  • After the Flood 2 by various artists, Music CD, AE - Sony Records, 1998
  • OVO by Peter Gabriel, Music CD, Real World Music, 2000
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2001, Photographic Calendar, AstroGraphics Publishing, 2001
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2002, Photographic Calendar, AstroGraphics Publishing, 2002
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2003, Photographic Calendar, AstroGraphics Publishing, 2003
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2005, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2005
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2006, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2006
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2007, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2007
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2008, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2008
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2009, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2009
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2010, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2010
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2011, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2011
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2012, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2012
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2013, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2013
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2014, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2014
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopic World 2015, Photographic Calendar, Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. publisher, 2015

Exhibitions Curated:

  • "MicroVisions" Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA, August 12 - September 2, 1990
  • International Congress for Electron Microscopy Photography Exhibit, "Microcosm - Views of Microscopic Forms", Seattle, WA, August 12-18, 1990
  • "Microcosm - Views of Microscopic Forms", Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA, September 25, 1990 - January 5, 1991
  • "Microcosm - Views of Microscopic Forms", Electron Microscopy Society of America Meeting, San Jose, CA, August 4-9, 1991
  • "Insect Perspectives - A Bugs Eye View", Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA, October 15, 1991 - April 15, 1992
  • "Microcosm II - Views of Microscopic Forms", Electron Microscopy Society of America, MA, August 15-21, 1992
  • "Microcosm II - Views of Microscopic Forms", Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA, October 12, 1992 - February 7, 1993
  • "Microcosm - Views of Microscopic Forms", National Traveling Exhibition in conjunction with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, December, 1993 - July, 1995
  • "Microcosm - Views of Microscopic Forms", National Traveling Exhibition in conjunction with the Association of Science - Technology Centers, September, 1 1995 - January, 2001
  • "Microcosm - Views of Microscopic Forms", On-line Photography Exhibition in conjunction with the Association of Science - Technology Centers, January 1 2001 to December 31, 2009 (Microcosm Photoexhibition)

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Nikon House Exhibit, Rockefeller Center, New York, 1982 National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Photography and Beyond - Seeing the Invisible Exhibit, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, July-September, 1983
  • Nikon Small World Exhibit 12 city tour - includes Seattle Pacific Science Center, 1986-1987
  • Nikon Small World Exhibit, Rockefeller Center, New York, 1990
  • Polaroid International Photomicrograph Tour - includes Seattle Pacific Science Center, 1990-1991
  • Professional Photographers of America International Convention and Exhibit, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 20-25, 1990
  • Kodak's Professional Photographers Showcase, Image way of the World's Greatest Photographs, Journey into Imagination Pavilion, Walt Disney World's Epcot Center, Orlando, Florida, 1991
  • Gallery 54, Soho, New York, June 22-July 11, 1992
  • World Congress Media Expo on Biomedical Communications, Orlando, FL, June, 1994
  • Professional Photographers of America International Convention and Exhibit, Chicago, IL, July 17-22, 1995
  • Too Small to See - Zoom into Nanotechnology by Cornell University, traveling exhibition, 2007-present
  • Bishop Museum, Science Adventure Center, Zoom-In on Local Biology, 2007-present

Selected Educational & Art Projects:

  • Video Discovery, Seattle, WA - educational Videodiscs: The Cell Biology Videodisc,1987; The Pollination Biology Videodisc, 1989; The BioSci II Videodisc 1990; Chemistry at Work, 1989; Atoms to Anatomy, 1992; Anatomy and Physiology, 1993
  • Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA - microscopy exhibition, "Microvisions", August 12 - September 2, 1990
  • Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA - science center exhibition, "A Bug's Eye View", October 15, 1991 - April 15, 1992
  • The Private Eye, Seattle, WA - Keri Ruef and David Melody's student/teacher science education manual, 1992
  • Pacific Science Center/ Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA - outreach science educational program, "Brain Power", 1992 - 1994
  • Burning Bright, an opera based on the story by John Steinbeck, Frank Lewin composer and producer, opening at Yale University, November, 1993
  • Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI - science museum exhibit, "Backyard Monsters", June 1,1994 - September 5, 1994
  • The Lexington Children's Museum, Lexington, Kentucky - science museum photomural exhibition, "Alice in Microland", June, 1998
  • Landmark Forest Heritage Park/Museum, Carrbridge, Iverness-shire, Scotland, - permanent science museum exhibit, "MicroWorld - A Journey into Inner Space", June 14, 2000 - present

Return to top of page