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Solidified dopamine

Added: 14 Jan 2020

This mesmerizing image was captured using polarized light, giving little droplets of solidified dop…

Earth as Art

Added: 25 Nov 2019

This image is part of the Earth As Art series from the U.S. Geological Society.

Scientific glass

Added: 7 Oct 2019

Turi King made the finalists list of The Royal Photographic Society’s Science Photographer of the Y…

Nature’s Bricks and Mortar

Added: 2 Sep 2019

This image shows the internal structure of a blood clot.

Water droplet

Added: 15 Jul 2019

This amazing image – Crack Patterns I, by Thomas Séon – shows a water droplet falling onto a silico…

Dean’s Blue Hole

Added: 3 Jun 2019

This shot was taken in May 2018 at the Dean’s Blue Hole on Long Island in the Bahamas.

Flea bacteria

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 9 May 2019

This digitally colourised scanning electron microscopic image depicts a number of yellow  Yersinia …

Blood vessels

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 11 Apr 2019

This amazing image of subarachnoid blood vessels won Matt MacGregor Sharp – a PhD student at the Un…

Chameleon embryo

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 5 Mar 2019

This incredible image was awarded ‘Honorable Mention status in the 2018 Nikon Small World competiti…

Human neurons

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 6 Feb 2019

This incredible image was awarded ‘Image of Distinction’ status in the 2018 Nikon Small World compe…

Chachani mountain

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 8 Jan 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission snapped this image of the Chachani mountain in Peru. Standing at …

The Colours of Iron

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 11 Dec 2018

‘The Colours of Iron' (Lochaber, Scotland) by Ursula Lawrence took the third place) in the Geologic…

Biodegradable Microbowls

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 8 Nov 2018

Biodegradable Microbowls by Tayo Sanders II from the University of Oxford. Many tumours lack an ext…

Brain surface

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 21 Sep 2018

This amazing image shows the brain surface of a patient suffering with epilepsy.

Glass sponge

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 21 Aug 2018

The Olympus Image of the Year Award 2018 is open for entries. Upload your images by the end of Octo…

Spectacular image of the Rosette Nebula

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 20 Jun 2018

This spectacular image is of the Rosette Nebula and is in the direction of the constellation Monoce…

Mosquito larva

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 5 Apr 2018

This image of Mosquito larva gave Charles Krebs of Issaquah in Washington image of distinction in t…

Skin cell

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 8 Mar 2018

This image of skin cell expressing an excessive amount of keratin has won Dr Bram van den Broek of …

Neurodevelopment

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 13 Dec 2017

A fantastic entry for the prestigious RSB Photographer of the Year competition from Amy Bateman. Th…

Two big eyes

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 30 Nov 2017

This delightful image captures two Damselflies. It was entered for the prestigious RSB Photographer…