Science Photographer of the Year shortlist: Stunning images entertain and educate in equal measure

From upside down jellyfish to soap bubble structures, this year’s Royal Photographic Society’s Science Photographer of the Year competition comprises a list of truly unique subjects.

From microscopic structures to a simple safety pin showing ionization, the expert panel had a tough task selecting their shortlist.

Judge and TV presenter Dallas Campbell said the images were of ‘a very high standard’ and ‘technically stunning and brimming with arresting ideas’.

Seventy of the best pictures will be exhibited at the Science Museum in London from 7 Oct until 5 January 2020.

RPS Science Exhibition Coordinator Gary Evans said: “Science has always been integral to photography and photography remains essential to science as a tool for research and for communicating it to the public. The RPS is delighted to be exhibiting at the Science Museum, where we are sure the images will engage, entertain and educate in equal measure.”

The competition was open to all ages and levels of expertise and there were two categories; Science Photographer of the Year and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old). The winners will be announced on 7 October and will be included in the exhibition.

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