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.
An online gallery of the selected images can be seen here. These, along with the winning images, formed an online exhibition created by the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester as part of the Manchester Science Festival.
We are especially grateful to Olympus UK & Ireland for providing camera prizes for the winners of our Young Science Photographer of the Year categories.