Update: Due to difficulties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed this year’s competition to 2021. All our finalists from previous years can still be accessed below and to the right. This site will be updated with information on the 2021 competition in due course.
The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition celebrates the power of photography in capturing scientific phenomena happening all around us, and the role great images play in making science accessible to a wide audience.
In early 2019, we asked scientists from across the world to send in their images in the categories of Astronomy, Behaviour, Earth Science and Climatology, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Micro-imaging. Hundreds of images were submitted and our judges narrowed these down to our eventual winner, which we can now reveal is:
‘Quantum Droplets’ by Aleks Labuda (in collaboration with Jan Belina) in the Micro-imaging category.
The judges chose the image as “in the best tradition of great science photos, the viewer is simultaneously bewildered by the image and then astounded by the story behind it”. You can read about Aleks and his photography tips in our recent blog post.
The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition is sponsored by the journals of the Royal Society. Visit our journals homepage to view the full portfolio and read our published research.