The shortlisted images in this year’s Wellcome Image Awards - showcasing the best in science (and especially medical) imaging techniques - are products of cutting-edge technology, hard work, and plenty of creativity.
Submitted mostly by research scientists and clinical photographers, the images offer marvellous glimpses into worlds that would normally be invisible to the human eye, and transform abstract notions about the world around us into dramatic, enlightening, visually-captivating works of art.
Definitely worth a look - these and other such images could inspire an interest in medical science in even the hardest of hearts!
"The breathtaking riches of the imagery that science generates are so important in telling stories about research and helping us to understand often abstract concepts," Dr. Adam Rutherford, scientist and host for the Wellcome Image Awards 2015 ceremony, said in a statement. "It's not just about imaging the very small either, it's about understanding life, death, sex and disease: the cornerstones of drama and art. Once again, the Wellcome Image Awards celebrate all of this and more with this year’s incredible range of winning images."