Ever wondered what a stag beetle looks like under a terrific magnifying glass? Or how are bubbles formed and structured? Maybe you're confused by the strange ways of moving jellyfish underwater?
No? Well, even without it, now you don't have to. The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has released a short list of spellbinding images. All this is sure to make your mind wander.
Calm of Yevhen Samuchenko's infinity is captured in the Himalayas in Nepal on the Gosaikunda lake at 4,400m. The Milky Way is the galaxy containing the Solar System, named describing the appearance of the galaxy from Earth: an obscure band of light visible in the night sky formed from stars that cannot be individually identified of naked eye. Credit: Yevhen Samuchenko / RPS
In an attempt to showcase the best images in all science, RPS launched the Science Photographer of the Year competition, with shortlisted entries to be displayed in London from October 7 to January 5 next year.
Kym Cox's Bubble Strap soap. Bubbles want to optimize the space and minimize their surface area for a given amount of air. This unique phenomenon makes them a reliable, useful tool in many areas of research. Specifically, the science material and & # 39; packing & # 39; – how things work together. The bubble walls flow under gravity, thin at the top, thick at the bottom and interfere with traveling lightwaves to create bands of color. Black spots show the wall is too thin for interference colors, indicating that the foam is about to explode. Credit: Kym Cox / RPS
Seventy images will be displayed at the Science Museum in a specially designed space, intended to allow visitors the time to sip on them and discover more about their background stories.
Tribolium confusum. Confused Flour Beetle by David Spear. This little beetle is a pest to stored grain and flour products. The image was acquired by means of a scanning electron microscope and then colored in Photoshop. Credit: David Spears / RPS
Safety Corona by Richard Germain. A safety pin is connected to a high tension AC generator. The pin ionizes the air around it. When the electrons return to an atom, the excess energy is released as a photon, forming a corona glow around the pin. The annoyance of the pin is that the camera does not actually capture the light reflected on the pin but rather the light emitted by the ionized light around it. Credit: Richard Germain / RPS
The images were created by various forms of modern technology – from digital telescopes and the latest medical imaging equipment to humble smartphone.
Oxygen Mapping by Yasmin Crawford. This is his final major project for an MA in photography at Falmouth University, focusing on research research behind myalgic encephalomyelitis. Through the exploration of insights, complexity, and scientific collaborations, he says he creates an image that illuminates, expresses and connects us unwittingly and unknowingly. Exhibition coordinator, said in a statement: "Science has always been integral to photography and photography remains important to science as a tool for research and for communicating it to the public. RPS is pleased to present to Science Museum, where we are at. Sure images will interact, entertain and educate in equal measure. "
Inverted jellyfish by Mary Anne Chilton. Instead of swimming, this species spends its time plunging into the water. Their diet is sea plankton and their color comes from algae outbreaks in the water. Credit: Mary Anne Chilton / RPS
"Since its inception, photography has hung the worlds of art and science with images that stimulate and thrill curiosity in equal measure," he added Roger Highfield, director of museum science and a judge of competition.
Lovell Telescope by Marge Bradshaw. He was fascinated by the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank because he went on a school trip. He wanted to take a series of closer, more detailed shots, showing the wear on it. Credit: Marge Bradshaw / RPS
Dave America's North America Nebula Nebula. A nebula is a cloud of dust. The North America Nebula, NGC7000, is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The amazing shape of the nebula resembles the North American continent, complete with a known Gulf of Mexico. winners of two categories – Science Photographer of the Year and Young Science Photographer of the Year – will be announced on October 7.