Science Photo Library announces acquisition of Dennis Kunkel’s fascinating microscopy collection

T lymphocytes and neutrophil, SEM
T lymphocytes and neutrophil, SEMScience Photo Library press release – London and Kailua (HI) – 12 December, 2016.

Science Photo Library (SPL), the world’s leading source of science and medicine content, is proud to announce the acquisition of Dennis Kunkel’s compelling microscopy collection.

Dr. Dennis Kunkel is one of the world’s most prominent microscopists, who has devoted more than 40 years of his life to exploring the extraordinary microworld invisible to the naked eye. Dr. Kunkel’s expertise and extensive research experience in biological and medical sciences are coupled with a unique gift for capturing these amazing forms in their finest detail. His award-winning images appear worldwide in print, film and digital media such as Time magazine, Scientific American, The New York Times, Life and National Geographic.

Giancarlo Zuccotto, SPL’s Managing Director, commented: ‘This valuable addition significantly enriches our microscopy collection and brings together world-renowned microscopists such as Steve Gschemissner, Eye of Science (Oliver Meckes and Nicola Ottawa), Susumu Nishinaga and Power and Syred. Furthermore, it strengthens our position as the most comprehensive source of authentic science and medicine images worldwide.’

I could not be more pleased that Science Photo Library has acquired my collection.  SPL’s reputation as the premier source of quality science imagery, with particular emphasis on microscopy, is globally recognized‘, said Dr. Dennis Kunkel.

Dr. Kunkel’s entire collection of nearly 23,000 images is distinguished by quality, detail and beauty. It features biological, medical and general science images. A collection of more than 5000 carefully selected images is exclusively available at SPL’s website for immediate download and purchase.

Visit for exciting new images, renewals and future licensing of Dennis Kunkel’s images.

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About Dennis Kunkel, Ph. D. 

Dennis Kunkel Ph.D. received technical training in specialized microscopies while earning undergraduate and graduate degrees. During the research career that followed, Dr. Kunkel’s skill as a microscopist led to 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). He has authored and co-authored 59 research papers, in addition to text book chapters and children’s books.

In 2000, demand for Dr. Kunkel’s images led to the establishment of Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc., through which he offered rights-managed images directly to publishers, media and the public.  The recent acquisition of his collection by Science Photo Library (SPL) lends assurance that valued business relationships will continue.  Dr. Kunkel looks forward to devoting more time to outdoor activities, and of course his avid interest, microscopy.  New imagery will be available from time to time exclusively through SPL.