2012 Wellcome Image Award Winners
Rarely is an image both beautiful and scientifically valuable. This image wouldn’t win any awards, but it’s what I see day in and day out. An ordinary cell with ordinary structure, destined to sit forever on a dusty hard drive with tens, if not hundreds, of similar images.
The Wellcome Awards showcases images that are not only visually stunning but also scientifically interesting and technically challenging.
This year’s crop of 16 celebrated images includes a view of a live human brain (not for the faint of heart), up close and personal with a lavender leaf and an image of crystallized caffeine. You can see all the winners in a slide show from the Wellcome Awards link in the second paragraph.