The cu­ri­ous and awes beauty of the nat­u­ral w

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

FROM a set of ce­les­tial sea slugs to the in­sides of a glow stick, these haunt­ing por­traits have been dubbed the best science pho­to­graphs of 2017.

Re­veal­ing the awe­some beauty of the nat­u­ral world, more than 3500 shots were en­tered in the Royal Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety’s In­ter­na­tional Images for Science com­pe­ti­tion.

They in­cluded a sneak peek of an ex­per­i­ment that is aimed at un­lock­ing the se­crets of the uni­verse, the mys­te­ri­ous stink-spray­ing on the fe­male im­pala, and reti­nas of 600 peo­ple.

Many of these sights c with the naked eye and ca spot­ted with sci­en­tific eq

The com­pe­ti­tion is ope and pro­fes­sion­als who m snaps taken with a camer smart­phone that tell a sto science. It is part of the Cu in the UK, which aims to e peo­ple with science and e

Liesegang Rings Blue by Gabriel Kele­men, one of the 100 images s

Sea slugs in An­gels In Love by An­drey Narchuk.

In­side a glow stick (above).

Jonathan Brett’s art­work of 600 peo­ple’s reti­nas.

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