The WellCome Trust's Best Science Photos of the Year Will Blow You Away
The WellCome Image Awards finalists were announced recently and the mind-blowing shortlist of some of the best science images of the year contains everything from close-ups of tiny bugs to cross-sections of various animal parts. Now in their 14th year, The WellCome Image Awards see a shortlist of 20 shots selected by a panel of Judges ranging from Journalists to respected scientists.
"The breath-taking riches of the imagery that science generates are so important in telling stories about research and helping us to understand often abstract concepts," said Adam Rutherford in a release by Wellcome Images. "It's not just about imaging the very small either, it's about understanding life, death, sex and disease: the cornerstones of drama and art. Once again, the Wellcome Image Awards celebrate all of this and more with this year's incredible range of winning images."
You can see a selection of these fascinating images below. Visit Wellcome for more information on the awards ahead of the first prize announcement later this month.
A Recently Discovered Species of Parasitoid Wasp - Andrew Polaszek, Natural History Museum/Wellcome Images.
A Close-Up Of A Ball Weevil Found In North America - Daniel Kariko/Wellcome Images
An Old Anatomy Dummy From Trinity College, Dublin - Anthony Edwards/WellCome Images
A Cross-Section Of A Mouse Brain - Luis de la Torre-Ubieta/Wellcome Images.
Pollen Grains Being Released From A Flower In The Asteraceae Family - Maurizio De Angelis/Wellcome Images
Microparticles Highlighted In A Mouse Lung - Gregory Szeto, Adelaide Tovar, Jeffrey Wyckoff, MIT/Wellcome Images
The Skeleton of a Tuatara - Sophie Regnault/Wellcome Images
A Cross-Section Of A Cat's Tongue - David Linstead/Wellcome Images
A Close-Up Of A Green Fly's Eye - Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen/Wellcome Images