The Science Photographer of the Year 2020 selected images were chosen from over 1,000 entries submitted for free by both amateur and professional photographers.
This year’s selection document our fragile planet, the human cost of global warming and actions being taken by communities around the world such as innovative irrigation methods and solar and turbine energy sources. They reveal incredible imaging techniques, from microscopic observations, medical examinations, fossil evacuations and kaleidoscopic patterns of refractions, oscillations and crystallisations.
Originally planned to be shown at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the four winning images are now displayed alongside 75 selected photographs as part of an online exhibition for Manchester Science Festival, which is produced by the museum. It will be available to view beyond the festival dates until 2 May.
We are especially grateful to Olympus UK & Ireland for providing camera prizes for the winners of our Young Science Photographer of the Year categories.