On Thin Ice: RPS Science Photographer of the Year winners unveiled
The photography competition announcements are coming thick and fast. We bring you the Royal Photographic Society's winners of their prestigious Science Photographer of the Year Competition
Simon Brown's painstakingly constructed image of a shipwreck has won the 2020 Royal Photographic Society Science Photographer of the Year Competition, which has just been announced.
The winner of the Climate Change category is a thought-provoking image by Sue Flood of the North Pole marker leaning over as the ice arounds it begins to melt.
The Young Science Photographer of the Year was won by Katy Appleton, who is 12, and clearly has a bright photographic future ahead of her, as does the young winner of the climate change category Raymond Zhang (11).
The four winning images were due to be exhibited at the Manchester Science Festival 2021, but due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, this gallery will now form part of the Festival's online exhibition.
We wanted to share with you the winners and some of our favourites from this year's RPS competition.
If you enjoy this gallery, why not take a look at some of our other featured photos:
- Winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020
- RPS Science Photographer of the Year Images 2019
- National Insect Week Photo Competition winners 2020
Winner - General Science Category - Orthophoto of SS Thistlegorm
Winner - Climate Change Category - North Pole Underwater
Winner - Young Science Photographer - Rainbow Shadow Selfie
Winner - Young Science Photography - Apollo's Emissary
Selected - Giants On The Move
Selected - Coral Bleaching
Selected - Advanced Virgo+
Selected - Dinosaur Bone
Selected - On thin Ice
Selected - Spherical Aberration
Selected - Synlight Experiment
Selected - Lo Hueco
Selected - The Net Strangling The Ocean
Shortlisted - Single Eye Drop
Shortlisted - The Human Tongue
You can find more information and see all of the winners on the Science Photographer of the Year gallery page
James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs