Even though it didn’t take home a prize, this video by Nicholas Desnoyer of the University of Zurich earned an honorable mention in the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition. It looks like a wild firework show, but it’s actually an up-close view of thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) reproduction. Synergid cells (pink) help guide pollen tubes to the flower’s ovules so sperm can be released.