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Eesti: See pildigalerii sisaldab teadusfoto konkursi riiklike osavõistluse võitjaid ja üldvõitjaid.
English: This gallery contains the country/region finalists and winners of the international stage of European Science Photo Competition 2015.
Italiano: Questa galleria contiene i finalisti e i vincitori a livello nazionale/regionale della fase internazional delConcorso Fotografico Scientifico Europeo 2015.
Türkçe: Bu galeride Avrupa Bilim Fotoğrafları Yarışması 2015'in ülke/bölge finalistleri ve kazananları yer alır.
Српски / srpski: Ova galerija sadrži fotografije po zemlljama i pobednike na međunarodnom nivou konkursa European Science Photo Competition 2015.
Македонски: Галеријава ги содржи победниците од поединечните земји/региони и финалистите во меѓународната конкуренција на Европскиот натпревар за научна фотографија 2015.
Русский: Эта галерея содержит конкурсные работы победителей и финалистов локальных частей конкурса Европейской научной фотографии и визуализации 2015 — ESPC—2015, в том числе российской.
Українська: Ця галерея містить переможців локальних етапів та переможців міжнародної частини Європейського конкурсу наукових фотографій 2015.
Ελληνικά: Αυτή η γκαλερί περιέχει τους φιναλίστ από τα τοπικά τμήματα των διαγωνισμών σε κάθε χώρα/περιοχή και τους νικητές του διεθνούς μέρους του Ευρωπαϊκού Διαγωνισμού Επιστημονικής Φωτογραφίας 2015.
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Winners

People in Science
Winner Runner-up
Checking the test bench for active vibration control at the Fraunhofer Institute LBF. Thomas Ernsting Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Lecturer Vadim Evgenyevich Privalov. Daniil Filatov
Microscopy images
Winner Runner-up
Millipedes. The animal on the left side is a member of a Julus species, the one on the right side is a member of a Polydesmus species. Pr.zs.i Surface of butterfly feeler. Pavel Kejzlar
Non-photographic media
Winner Runner-up
Video demonstrating the properties of YBCO superconductor. Maxim Bilovitskiy Small gallium droplets are fusing together in a very interesting way. Tavo Romann
Image sets
Winner Winner
Micro crystals of paracetamol in polarized light. Thom Becker Micro crystals of paracetamol in polarized light. Thom Becker
Winner Winner
Micro crystals of paracetamol in polarized light. Thom Becker Micro crystals of paracetamol in polarized light. Thom Becker
Runner-up
Movement of the moon passing directly behind the Earth (lunar eclipse). Christina Irakleous
General category
Winner Runner-up
A conehead mantis walking on a rail track somewhere in mountainous Arcadia, Southern Greece. Panagiotis Stavropoulos Frosted bubble. Daniela Rapava

Finalists

Austria

Nominations from Austria
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Deployment of a permanent electrical resistivity tomography profile on a longitudinal section of an active landslide. Ekrem Canli Heliometer at Kuffner Observatory. Hubertl
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Layers of chalk eroded by river. Eudherz Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings on soil, after screening for homozygous lines on agarplates. Martin Stübler A pipe was laid through a beaver dam to make it passable for migratory fish during spawning season. Simon7778


MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Colored SEM image of bacteria immobilized on a mineral surface. Stefan Weiss Protonema cells of Physcomitrella patens. Andoij CLSM image of protein-nanocapsules. Stefan Weiss


PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
Extracting sediment cores from percussion drilling. Ekrem Canli Preparing stock solutions for the upcoming week. Martin Stübler Walking on Pāhoehoe lava in Piton de la Fournaise. Ekrem Canli


IMAGE SET IMAGE SET IMAGE SET
Aluminium tensile specimen. Hb tuw Aluminium tensile specimen. Hb tuw Steel tensile specimen. Hb tuw


IMAGE SET IMAGE SET IMAGE SET
3D photography of a red kangaroo. Roman Klein 3D photography of a red kangaroo. Roman Klein 3D photography of an eastern grey kangaroo. Roman Klein


IMAGE SET IMAGE SET
Micrograph of grey cast iron. Hb tuw Micrograph of ductile iron. Hb tuw

Belarus

Nominations from Belarus
MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Crystals. Sergey A. Tretyakov Section of foidolite under polarizing microscope. Elena manul
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Mineralogy. Anastasia Prisunko World Atlas as the symbol of geography. Anastasia Prisunko

Belgium‎

Nominations from Belgium
PEOPLE IN SCIENCE BEST MICROSCOPY IMAGE
Excavation of a 3200 year old settlement in Cyprus. BretschneiderJ Photonic structures localized in scales on the cuticle of Entimus imperialis. Sébastien R. Mouchet
GENERAL CATEGORY IMAGE BEST IMAGE SET
Mudpots in Yellowstone National Park. Albatros4825 Autofluorescence of Gregarina garnhami during different life stages. Garnhami

Bulgaria‎‎

Nominations from Bulgaria
GENERAL CATEGORY PEOPLE IN SCIENCE GENERAL CATEGORY
Pobiti Kamani. Sborisova Laboratory cultivation and sampling of microalgae. Gergana Marinova A green alga Haematococcus pluvialis cultivated at different temperatures and light intensities. Gergana Marinova

Croatia‎‎

Nominations from Croatia
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Hummingbird hawk-moth. Ivicabrlic Butterfly wings. Ivicabrlic Caterpillar of Aglais io. Ivicabrlic


GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Movement of light. Ivicabrlic Broken light bulb. Ivicabrlic
BEST MICROSCOPY IMAGE BEST IMAGE SET
Potato starch. Silentelove Corona discharge. MrJanCroatian

Czech Republic‎‎

Nominations from Czech Republic
MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Butterfly feeler. Pavel Kejzlar Mosquito eye. Pavel Kejzlar Calcium carbonate crystals. Pavel Kejzlar


MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Holmium oxide particles. Stanislav Nevyhosteny Tungstate particles encapsulated in PVB. Stanislav Nevyhosteny
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Fluorescence and birefringence of 445 nm laser in calcite crystal. Jan Pavelka Flame of triethyl borate. Jiri Navratil Water drop lens effect. Stanislav Nevyhosteny


GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
GLong exposure photograph of gliding arc in argon. Jiri Sperka, Lucia Potocnakova and Vit Kudrle Experiment set-up for children. Stanislav Nevyhosteny

Denmark‎

Nominations from Denmark
PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
The beginning of a journey. Martin Nielsen With malaise trap. Martin Nielsen Taking a break from fieldwork. Martin Nielsen


GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY MICROSCOPY
A cicada has just emerged from its pupae. Martin Nielsen A male of the endemic stump-tailed chameleon Rhampholeon moyeri. Martin Nielsen Carbon fibres generated from pyrolysis of a silk cocoon. DTU Mohanty


BEST IMAGE SET BEST IMAGE SET BEST IMAGE SET
Nanoimprint lithography and the development of capillary resist bridges. 130°C. Felix Trier and Adam Andersen Læssøe Nanoimprint lithography and the development of capillary resist bridges. 140°C. Felix Trier and Adam Andersen Læssøe Nanoimprint lithography and the development of capillary resist bridges. 150°C. Felix Trier and Adam Andersen Læssøe

Estonia‎‎

Image sets from Estonia
Best image set Best image set Best image set
Exploring the airplane traffic on the viewing platform of a big swing in Rõuge Nightingale Valley. Martin Mark International Space Station over the deepest lake in Estonia – Rõuge Suurjärv. Martin Mark Iridium flare on a moonlit night in Võru County, Estonia. Martin Mark


Finalist
Compilation of photos taken by Estonian first satellite ESTCube-1 from 2013 to 2015. Erik Kulu, ESTCube-1 team
Microscopy images from Estonia
Winner II prize II prize
Decomposition of EMImBF4 ionic liquid at extreme voltages on a carbon electrode. Tavo Romann Red alga Ceramium tenuicorne under epifluorescence microscope. Rando Tuvikene Lactose crystals under polarized light. Maxim Bilovitskiy


Finalist Finalist
Corrosion of duralumin. Maido Merisalu Confocal laser scanning fluorescence micrograph of thale cress anther. Heiti Paves
People in Science from Estonia
Winner II prize II prize
Ornithologist Kalev Rattiste taking notes on Kakrarahu islet at common gull colony. Johanna Adojaan Assembly of people interested in astronomy in Estonia. Martin Mark Estonian lepitopterist Aare Lindt on field works. Lennart Lennuk


Finalist Finalist
Maarja Lõhmus conducting seminar on Media Semiotics for Phd and Msc students via Skype. Ular Loolaid Children exploring the world. Ella Kari
General Category images from Estonia
Winner II prize II prize
X-ray crystallography. Kaspar Kallip Female and two male glow worms mating. Tavo Romann Nature taking over the experimentation site. Anna-Helena Purre


Finalist Finalist
Occurrence of natural phenomena. Formation of ice balls in beach. Aleksandr Abrosimov Looking for the Perseids meteor shower in Luhasoo bog in Estonia. Martin Mark
Non-photographic media from Estonia
Winner II prize II prize
Demonstrating the properties of YBCO superconductor. Maxim Bilovitskiy Caenorhabditis elegans, a free-living transparent nematode. Heiti Paves Cytoplasmic streaming in onion bulb scale epidermis cells. Heiti Paves


Finalist Finalist
Small gallium droplets are fusing together in a very interesting way. Tavo Romann Movement of organelles in Tradescantia stamen hair cells. Heiti Paves

Finland‎‎

Nominations from Finland
MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
SEM image of alder pollen. ToniVakiparta SEM image of calcium sulphate crystal. ToniVakiparta SEM image of unknown polled on mugwort. ToniVakiparta


GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Laser diffraction monophotogrammetry. Jorma Palmén The moon 34 hours after new moon. Mika-Pekka Markkanen Noctilucent clouds over Vantaa, Finland. Mika-Pekka Markkanen

France‎‎

Nominations from France‎‎
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Parachute. Pascal Lafourcade Sparks and beads. Jean-Christophe, Michel, Delagnes
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Transparent marbles plunged into a index matching photoluminescent liquid, lighted by a laser beam. Pfloutch Droplet deposited on a thin gold film. Pfloutch
MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Steel containing extremely high amount of alloying elements forming carbides with exotic morphologies. Gael Guetard Mesoporous silica hemisphere (in blue) electrochemically sprinkled with NaCl crystals (grey) at the water-oil interface. Łukasz Półtorak, Grégoire Herzog and Alain Walcarius
MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Glass explosion after laser exposure. Jean-Christophe, Michel, Delagnes Cell massively infected with HIV, showing the budding of the viral particles across the cell surface. Roingeard An adenovirus population observed by electron microscopy. Roingeard


PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
Life in the laboratory. Baltouz Avignon University botanists carrying out a sampling for scientific study in the Crau plain. Matthieu Gauvain An entomologist prepare moths caught at night. Matthieu Gauvain


IMAGE SET a IMAGE SET a IMAGE SET a
Fossil found in Paleoproterozoic sédiments of the Franceville basin, Gabon. Benoit Potin The underside central zone of the sample shows a hole dug in Paleoproterozoic silt. Benoit Potin The signs of Paleoproterozoic life. Benoit Potin


IMAGE SET b IMAGE SET b IMAGE SET b
Charles Oberthür's Lepidoptera collections – afrotropical ecozone. Édouard Hue & VIGNERON Charles Oberthür's Lepidoptera collections – Neotropic ecozone, 1. Édouard Hue & VIGNERON Charles Oberthür's Lepidoptera collections – Neotropic ecozone, 2. Édouard Hue & VIGNERON


IMAGE SET b IMAGE SET b IMAGE SET b
Charles Oberthür's Lepidoptera collections – oriental ecozone, 1. Édouard Hue & VIGNERON Charles Oberthür's Lepidoptera collections – oriental ecozone, 2. Édouard Hue & VIGNERON Charles Oberthür's Lepidoptera collections – holarctic ecozone. Édouard Hue & VIGNERON


IMAGE SET b IMAGE SET c
Charles Oberthür's Lepidoptera collections – australasian ecozone. Édouard Hue & VIGNERON Optical microphotographs of oyster embryos (Crassostrea gigas). Left side image is microphotograph under fluorescent light after nile red coloration in order to reveal lipids. Right sideis the same picture in natural light. Toinoux1431

Germany ‎

Nominations from Germany
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Star forming region Messier 17. European Southern Observatory Getting on and off to Greenland ice sheet. Silvan Leinss
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Plasma glowing in a Bell jar. Diener electronic GmbH + Co KG An old copper gasket that has over years been coated by a thin layer of titanium dioxide because of the deposition of titanium in the vacuum pump. The colors of the reflected light in the photo are the result of thin film interference. Reinhart Herder A colour-ringed juvenile Sandwich tern. Hertha56


MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Ascorbic acid in polarized light. Radix2010 Micro crystals of saccharose under polarized light. Radix2010 Phosphatidylcholine based liquid crystals under polarized light. Kvcsldk85


MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Group of elongated cells (hyphae) from the filamentous fungus Podospora anserina. Christian Scheckhuber Polyurethane fibers on aluminium foil. Wikicristof
PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
Test bench for active vibration control at the Fraunhofer Institute LBF. Thomas Ernsting A German taxonomist is taking pictures of plant vouchers collected for further identification. Fitryamandita
IMAGE SET IMAGE SET
The development of a single zebrafish retina captured on a light sheet microscope approx. every 12 hours from 1.5 days to 3.5 days after birth of the embryo. IchaJaroslav Liquid carbon dioxide jets emerging a nozzle into stagnant air at atmospheric pressure. Lena RUB
IMAGE SET IMAGE SET
Micro crystals of paracetamol in polarized light. Radix2010 Micro crystals of paracetamol in polarized light. Radix2010
IMAGE SET IMAGE SET
Micro crystals of paracetamol in polarized light. Radix2010 Micro crystals of paracetamol in polarized light. Radix2010
IMAGE SET IMAGE SET IMAGE SET
Confocal image depicting activated astrocytes surrounding amyloid plaques. Pics56 Confocal image depicting activated astrocytes surrounding amyloid plaques. Pics56 Confocal image depicting activated astrocytes surrounding amyloid plaques. Pics56


NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA
The solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, as observed from the MSG satellite, in geostationary orbit 36000 km above the equator. Max r punkt This artist’s impression shows VFTS 352 — the hottest and most massive double star system to date where the two components are in contact and sharing material. European Southern Observatory This artist’s impression shows how Mars may have looked about four billion years ago. European Southern Observatory

Greece‎‎

Nominations from Greece‎‎
General category General category General category
A conehead mantis (Empusa pennata) walking on a rail track somewhere in mountainous Arcadia, Southern Greece, by Redpit7 Interference patterns on soap bubble 10x polarized light, by Cosmic73 Megabalanus coccopoma, the titan acorn barnacle, by Marina Karaevangelou


Image set Image set
Movement of the moon passing directly behind the Earth, by Christina Irakleous Sunsets for one whole year at Salamis island, Greece, by Taosne
Microscopy Microscopy Microscopy
Astrocytes obtained from brains of newborn mice. Astrocytes are depicted in red. Cell nuclei are depicted in blue, by Archontia Kaminari Pancreatic tumor stained for epithelial and growth markers, by Fkot1290 Smooth Muscle Actin, by Nakos histopathology


Non-photographic Non-photographic
Three dimensional figure of the final concentration of a pollutant generated as part of a hydrogeological model of flow and transport in a heterogenoous porous media, by Stelioslio Outflow patterns of particulates emitting from dry powder inhalers, by Aleck Alexopoulos
People in Science People in Science People in Science
Excavation inside an ancient cistern, by Giorgos Peppas, Panagiotis Koutis Drawing plans of an ancient well, by Giorgos Peppas, Panagiotis Koutis Pathobiology of Cells and Extracellular Matrix Lab at NCSR "Demokritos", by Michail Tzortzatos

Hungary‎

Nominations from Hungary
General category General category General category
Cluster fly (Diptera, Calliphoridae)Ócsai Tájvédelmi Körzet, by Patrikkatona Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) in the spider's net Ruddy darter In the spider's net, by Vincze András Cross-section of mineral at Armagh Planetarium, by Sinkaattila97


Image set Image set Image set
The camouflage of a cuttlefish photos taken at Komodo, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, by Konyali43 A dried stream (Martinkai-ér) near Debrecen (Hungary) in 2013. See the impact of drying and climate change, by Vincze András Microscopic images of petal-like crack patterns formed upon drying out of droplets of silica particles, by Vvjbp


Microscopy image Microscopy image Microscopy image
Human hair after shave. In the interior of the hair is the central medulla, outside the cortex is shown. The whole structure is made up of a protein called keratin, by Pr.zs.i Introverted Millipede The animal on the left side is a member of a Julus species, the one on the right side is a member of a Polydesmus species, by Pr.zs.i Nut, in the picture you can see a small vegetable crop , by Pr.zs.i


Non-photographic media Non-photographic media
Membrane protein of the polarized hepatocytes, by Erdélyi-Belle Boglárka PhD Growing of corn, by Szabista005
People in Science People in Science People in Science
Wojciech Dziembowski Professor of University of Warsaw by Thaler Tamas Remo Ruffini Professor of Theoretical Physics Sapienza University of Rome by Thaler Tamas Ede Andraskay Professor of Budapest University of Technology and Economics by Thaler Tamas

Ireland‎

Nominations from Ireland
GENERAL CATEGORY MICROSCOPY IMAGE
Different sized gold nanoparticles dispersed in water. Nikonianman Biofilm of an opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans. Nk.microbio
GENERAL CATEGORY MICROSCOPY IMAGE
Hydrophobic molecules in water. Crys83 Compression moulded polyamide 11/antimicrobial composite. Nikhil.thokala

Italy‎‎

Nominations from Italy
Best image set Best image set Best image set
Pyroxene crystal in a Basalt from Etna. Strekeisen Pyroxene and olivine in a calc-silicate marble from Brasil. Strekeisen Garnet, Glaucophane and Omphacite in an Eclogite. Strekeisen


Best image set Best image set Best image set
Fibrous Epidotes crystals. Strekeisen Skeletal pyroxene and olivine crystals in an Etruscan furnace slag. Strekeisen Big Muscovite crystals in a Gneiss. Strekeisen


Best image set Best image set Best image set
Vermicular intergrowth of branching rods of quartz (Myrmekite) in a plagioclase. Strekeisen Pink-yellow Piemontite (manganese rich epidote) crystals from Apuan Alps. Strekeisen Pistacite Epidote with harlequin colors. Strekeisen


Best image set Best image set Best image set
Cross-hatched twinning in Microcline. Strekeisen Complex flow structure in volcanic glass. Strekeisen Micaschist with Crenulation cleavage. Strekeisen


image set, finalist image set, finalist image set, finalist
Cosmological simulation zoomed on a single galaxy and its environment when the universe was only one billion years old. Density map. Vis-sns Cosmological simulation zoomed on a single galaxy and its environment when the universe was only one billion years old. Pressure map. Vis-sns Cosmological simulation zoomed on a single galaxy and its environment when the universe was only one billion years old. Temperature map. Vis-sns


Microscopy, winner Microscopy, finalist Microscopy, finalist
Rotifers are considered to be the smallest animals on Earth. Wiedehopf20 Oscillatoria filaments. Wiedehopf20 Ciliate Frontonia is digesting blue-green algae. Wiedehopf20


Microscopy, finalist Microscopy, finalist
Somatic embryos of Cupressus sempervirens. Medea0207 Longitudinal section of olive inflorescence. Mariella Paciulli
People in Science, winner People in Science, finalist People in Science, finalist
Scientist at work. Vincenzi Saverio Francis Chaouloff with T-maze test. Eleonora Lugara' Carolina Muguruza at Neurocentre Magendie. Eleonora Lugara'


People in Science, finalist People in Science, finalist
Explaining the differences between a non-smoker's lung and a smoker's one. Alfonso Lucifredi In Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux. Eleonora Lugara'
General category, winner General category, finalist General category, finalist
Mirror of the Coihueco fluorescence telescopes, Pierre Auger Observatory. Robycol03 Lava tube at Mount Etna. Nunzio Santisi Non-invasive non-destructive UV-induced fluorescence image of an historical violin to show hidden restorations. LabArvediCremona


General category, finalist General category, finalist
Inside of a INFN laboratory. Daniele1357 Ocular disease in a 9 months old male Kurzhaar dog. Pier Luigi Dodi
Non-photographic media,
winner
3D rendering of a 1 cubic millimeter portion of mouse brain cortex. Antonino Paolo Di Giovanna

Kazakhstan

1st place
Best image set
1st place
Best image set
1st place
Best image set
Arabidopsis plant root growth in vertical plate. Alena Kravchenko Arabidopsis thaliana. Alena Kravchenko Arabidopsis thaliana. Alena Kravchenko


2nd place
general category
2nd place
general category
finalist
general category
Andromeda galaxy seen through spherical glass. Bozonhiggsa Concretions in Western Kazakhstan. Alexandr Babkin Successful synthesis of porphyrin. Bismoldirs


3rd place
People in science
finalist
Microscopy
Conceptual photograph of an enthusiastic scientist. InstituteofBatteries Nanowires of ZnO. Oral Ualibek

Latvia‎

NOMINATIONS FROM LATVIA
MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
SEM image of layer of TiO2, by Ainars Knoks Sharp and crossed crystal spears found in glass-ceramics, by Elektroliize1989s A cross-section of a Vaccinium oxycoccos, by Turaids

Lithuania‎

Nominations from Lithuania‎
BEST GENERAL CATEGORY IMAGE BEST MICROSCOPY IMAGE
Listening the neural activity of a cockroach. MatasNavickas Laser-induced damage on the optical surface. Lidaris LIDT Service
PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
Underwater archaeologist makes a survey of small ancient canoe made from oak tree in Zeimena river. Raibulys Underwater archaeologist at routine work during summer camp in Luokesa lake. Raibulys

Macedonia

Nominations from Macedonia
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
A bullet that has just been extracted from a 9-years-old girl's arm.. Zisovska Skulls showing different stages of human evolution compared with the one of modern human (Homo sapiens). Nik.vuk
GENERAL CATEGORY MICROSCOPY IMAGE
Plant from the Aloaceae family. Nadicat9 Conidophores of Peronospora hyoscyami f.sp. tabacina, a cause of tobacco disease. Tashkoskip

Moldova

Nominations from Moldova
PEOPLE IN SCIENCE GENERAL CATEGORY
A speleologist highlights a gypsum crystal in Zolushka Cave. Victoria Galbur Iron-manganese layers on the wall of Zolushca Cave. Victoria Galbur

Norway

Nominations from Norway
BEST GENERAL CATEGORY IMAGE BEST MICROSCOPY IMAGE
The Heinabergsjökull in Iceland. Highway1958 Electroetched tungsten wire with a tiny bump at the end. SeldaEkiz
PEOPLE IN SCIENCE IMAGE SET
A veterinary check to a test mice. Cmdragon The impact of a laser pulse on a microdrop of opaque liquid. Alexander L. Klein et. al

Poland

Nominations from Poland
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Coffee waiting to be consumed by archaeologist during Chodlik Archaeological Mission.. Archeologia.chodlik Part of the experimental setup for cooling and trapping of rubidium atoms. Tomasz Kawalec
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Bones where some DNA has been extracted. Klaudia Pizoń Archaeological finds from early medieval burials. Archeologia.chodlik
PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
Polish scientist Marek Demiański. Borys Kozielski Looking after equipment that allows cool down groups of atoms to near absolute zero. Tomasz Kawalec
PEOPLE IN SCIENCE PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
Archaeologist from Chodlik Archaeological Mission. Archeologia.chodlik Determining soil parameters. Builderpb
MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
SEM image of mosquito proboscis, tube-like mouthpart that is used to blood sucking. Judyta Dulnik SEM image of sage pollen. Judyta Dulnik Immunofluorescent staining for F-actin filaments (green) and nuclei (blue) in neonatal cardiomyocytes. Ps1415


MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Macrostructure of alloy Al-5Cu. Gabriela Sikora & Łukasz Gawąd Microstructure of Ni-Cr-Al-Nb-C alloy under DIC microscope. Grzegorz Cios Macrostructure of alloy Al-50Cu. Gabriela Sikora & Łukasz Gawąd


IMAGE SET IMAGE SET IMAGE SET
SEM image of mouse fibroblasts cultured on electrospun nanofibrous scaffold material. Judyta Dulnik SEM image of mouse fibroblasts cultured on electrospun nanofibrous scaffold material. Judyta Dulnik SEM image of mouse fibroblasts cultured on electrospun nanofibrous scaffold material. Judyta Dulnik

Portugal

NOMINATIONS FROM Portugal
MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY
Macrophage (marked with light blue) ingested Cryptococcus neoformans, a fungal pathogen (pale yellow circle). Carolina Coelho Synthetically grown nanodiamond particles. D. Mukherjee
Non-photographic Non-photographic
Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation of plasma wind collision (from top to bottom) with lunar crustal magnetic field (blue field lines), resulting in the formation of a miniature magnetosphere. Epp Golp Density map of the electron-positron plasma created within the standing wave. Epp Golp
GENERAL GENERAL
Seal in Ecomare, Texel. Felipe Oliveira Ribas Arenite. Eliomlr

Romania‎

Nominations from Romania‎
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
A mouse in a cage. Ciotu Cosmin Home-made wine with microbial life. Dimineataperacoare
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Ferroin. Voicu Dragoș Hops (Humulus lupulus). Liana Salanta Fluorescent ink dissolving in water under UV light. Schbence


MICROSCOPY PEOPLE IN SCIENCE NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA
Hematite nanoparticles (20 nm) have self-organized into a shape of heart. Iacob Mihail Scientist who studies hop varieties. Liana Salanta Construction process of a dome into lunar crater. Mrazvan22

Russia‎

MICROSCOPY IMAGES from Russia
Winner II prize III prize
Cross-section of the stem Gínkgo bilóba. Anatoly Mikhaltsov Moth Dack9 Chameleon skin. The picture depicts the minute pores with a diameter about 200 nanometers. Evgeny Varakin


Finalist Finalist
Tungsten carbide coating on the diamond grain and the mosaic technique of Gustav Klimt (the "The Kiss" painting). Daria Sidorenko, Natalia Shvyndina, MISiS Housefly. Dack9
GENERAL CATEGORY IMAGE from Russia
Winner II prize III prize
An arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) female, tagged with a satelite transmitter Hobboto4ek The high-voltage arc, enveloping a dielectric glass surface of the tube. Sergey Orlov Polar lights over Middle Ural in Perm Soolodov


Finalist Finalist
The photo illustrates the process of restoration of the icon (Saint Nicholas, 19th century) before any changes are done in the sample. Youlia Danilewskaya Triangulum Galaxy (Messier 33). Good Astronom
PEOPLE IN SCIENS from Russia
Winner II prize III prize
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Lecturer Vadim Evgenyevich Privalov. Dan5265 Scientists and engineers of Omsk manufacturing union "Polyot" (Angara rockets part production). Alexandra Gorbunova An outstanding scientist, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, E.S. Kulagin (Pulkovo Observatory) Stepan Chubaev


Finalist Finalist
Student microbiologist is involved in the preparation of the culture medium. AvenaSativa Ornithologist at work (Pustynskiy wildlife sanctuary, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast) Pevel Lisitsin
Non-photographic media from Russia
Winner II prize III prize
Lorentz сhaos as black hole German A. Chernykh & Irina A. Chernykh The model of the sound space object Q0906+6930, which manifests in a radio range Dmitry Konnov Olegovich The theoretical images of a protoplanetary disk at 3 mm (left map) and 160 micron (right map). Yaroslav Pavlyuchenkov


Finalist Finalist
Migration and contact between the two leukocytes - granulocyte and agranulocyte. Anna Morgunkova Basins of attraction (Ricker model, William Edwin (Bill) Ricker) Matvei Kulakov
Image sets from Russia
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An electron micrograph of volcanic sublimates (minerals) in natural colors. Image size is 700 microns along the long side. Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka. Mikhail Zeleski An electron micrograph of volcanic sublimates (minerals) in natural colors. Image size is 700 microns along the long side. Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka. Mikhail Zeleski An electron micrograph of volcanic sublimates (minerals) in natural colors. Image size is 700 microns along the long side. Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka. Mikhail Zeleski
II sets from Russia
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A human zygote. A first day of development. Both male and female pronuclei, a polar body are clearly visible. NinaSes 4-cell human embryo (2nd day of development). NinaSes 8-cell human embryo (3rd day of development). NinaSes
III sets from Russia
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Fluorescence of an apple tree flower. negative filter Maria Milaslava Fluorescence of apple tree flower Maria Milaslava Fluorescence of lilac flower Maria Milaslava
Finalist sets from Russia
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The oxides on the surface of a sample obtained by SHS Ni-Al-B. Nina V. Sachkova The oxides on the surface of a sample obtained by SHS Ni-Al-B. Nina V. Sachkova The oxides on the surface of a sample obtained by SHS Ni-Al-B. Nina V. Sachkova
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This is a series photo of tissue from Ivanovo (Ivanovo Calico museum) Ludmila August This is a series photo of tissue from Ivanovo (Ivanovo Calico museum) Ludmila August This is a series photo of tissue from Ivanovo (Ivanovo Calico museum) Ludmila August

Serbia‎

GENERAL CATEGORY
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Nezara viridula. Neda Glisovic Dipsacus fullonum. Ksenija Bogdanović Morning dew on grass. Silly quasar (Jelena Kazimirovic)


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Macro photo of moss with gametophyte. Milan Vesić Agaricaceae. I.M. Duda Ischnura elegans mating. Ksenija Bogdanović


PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
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Speleologist light the cave passage in the Buronov Ponor cave. Vkrzalic Speleologist during the exploration trip to cave Suvi Ponor. Vkrzalic Speleologists during the exploration to the newly discovered cave on the hill Cerovo. Vkrzalic


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Demonstrating the burning of propane and butane gas. Blanka Bencsik Anthropologists at work. Amiskov
MICROSCOPY IMAGES
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Insect. Ecoesref SEM image of thermally treated nickel manganite. Slavica Savic 74 Copper(II) chloride. Vkrzalic


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SEM image of pollen of Bellis perennis. Bojan Kostić Mixed bacterial biofilm of staphylococci and bacilli. SandraG89
IMAGE SET
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Metamorphosis of Malacosoma neustria. Ksenija Bogdanović Chemical reaction on a Petri dish. Milos Aleksandric Brain. Jovan Nikolic


NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA
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Human heart and lungs on a 3D reconstruction of the thin multislice CT. Semnic

Slovakia‎

Nominations from Slovakia
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Ice in normal light. Danielarapava Ice in polarized light. Danielarapava Apatura ilia, change of colour. Danielarapava


GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Frosted bubble. Danielarapava Photoelasticity. Danielarapava

Slovenia‎

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Microscope specimen of tick, by Alenka100 Microscope specimen of tick full of blood, by Alenka100 Fossil wood of Taxodioxylon gypsaceum, by Matija Križnar

Spain

Nominations from Spain
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Water when it is subjected to a sinusoidal vibration of 11 Hz within a circular container. Jordi Torrents Droplets of water and surface tension. Marpolia Lighting storm in the southside of Milan. Bernardo de Menezes Petrucci


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Female fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) explore a salt patch after they have mated. Francisco Romero Ferrero Natural springs in the city of Te Puia, New Zealand. Manuel Pavon Garcia NGC 1333. AAEIVISSA


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Purified and crystalized protein. Natalia Cuesta Ant muscles. José María Gómez Durán Parietal peritoneum with a healthy mesothelial layer, muscular packages and blood vessels with eritrocites inside. Guada Tirma


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Mature neurons (in blue-grey) and newborn neurons (in red) in a brain, that are accompanied by astrocytes (in green), which are in charge of 'taking care' of them by providing support and nutrients. AlmudenaFM Immunofluorescence techniques have allowed to stain newborn neurons with doublecortin antibody (in blue) and an already mature neuron undergoing the apoptotic process with fraction antibody (in grey). Neuronal nuclei were stained with DAPI (red). AlmudenaFM
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Exfoliation corrosion in a piece of aluminium. Carlos Delgado Exfoliation corrosion in a piece of aluminium. Carlos Delgado Exfoliation corrosion in a piece of aluminium. Carlos Delgado


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Immunohistochemical localization of GAP-43 and alpha-fetoprotein in rat brain at E19.5. Alejandro García García Morphology of Zygaena wings. Francisco Martinez Clavel Morphology of Phyllium bioculatum. Roman Klein

Sweden‎

NOMINATIONS FROM SWEDEN
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Two virally infected astrocytes (green) are shown on a background of other non-infected astrocytes (red). Teresa Fernandez Zafra Turbinate cells infected with BVDV. Maj Hjort (SVA)
Non-photographic Non-photographic
SEM and microCT of stingless bees native to Brazil. Gavin Taylor An x-ray projection of the ocelli and compound eyes of a European hoverfly. Gavin Taylor
GENERAL GENERAL
Noctilucent clouds over Stockholm. Kevin (KEEPIL) Cho Kroppefjall eyed granite. Annaleida

Switzerland‎

Nominations from Switzerland‎
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SEM image of the transversal section of a pyrolyzed bamboo cane. Giulio Scocchi Immunohistochemically stained adult dentate gyrus of the mouse hippocampus. Anna Engler Copper crystals. Lyndsey Hendriks


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Gold seed layer. Lyndsey Hendriks Supramolecular pyrene derivative nanorods. Bzitoo
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
Aerial recording of Swiss Camp in Greenland. Capricorn4049 Podarcis muralis in the botanical garden of Bern. Persilian

Turkey‎

Nominations from Turkey‎
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The preadipocyte cell line PA6 fully differentiated into adipocytes, by M. Oktar Guloglu Fully differentiated adipocytes with oil-red-O staining, by M. Oktar Guloglu Adipocytes where Ephrin B-1 is stained green and lipid vesicles expressing perilipin that are stained in red, by M. Oktar Guloglu


Microscopy, 1st place Microscopy, 2nd place Microscopy, 3rd place
Soft mesocrystals, by Nuveyre Neuron cluster, by M. Oktar Guloglu Immunohistochemically stained fibers of tumor infiltrating skeletal muscle, by Bora Gurel


People in Science
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People in Science
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People in Science
3rd place
Engin Umut Akkaya in Bilkent University, by Yigit Altay Sefik Suzer in Bilkent University, by Yigit Altay Marine research project, by Evrimsahan

Ukraine

General category
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Inside an antenna mirror Yevpatoria radio telescope RT-70, by Busus The picture is satellite image of irrigated crops and Kahov irrigation canal, by Anastasiya.Tishaeva The fragment of earthenware (XIV century A.D.) which belongs to Kievan Rus' culture and was found during the process of archaeological excavations at Poshtova Square, Kyiv, 2015, by Nataliya Shestakova


Image sets
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Ischemic preconditioning of the heart, by Goshovska Laboratory of microclonal propagation of plants in vitro, Uman city, by Almanahe~ukwiki Fragment of the life cycle of slime mold Comatricha nigra, by Kateryna Kot


Microscopy images
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Spore clusters, formed inside sporangia of the myxomycete Reticularia olivacea from pine forests, Eastern Ukraine, by Дмитро Леонтьєв Fruiting bodies of the myxomycete Alwisia lloydiae from Tasmania, by Дмитро Леонтьєв Internal surface of the peridium of the rare myxomycete Tubifera dudkae, by Дмитро Леонтьєв


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Neonatal cardiomyocytes ultrastructure after anoxia-reoxygenation. Programmed cell death (apoptosis), by Ltumanovskaya Confocal image of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and astrocytes, by Tsoleg
Non-photographic media
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Multiscroll attractors of dynamical systems, by Belch84 Langton's ant in hexagonal grid, by Maxter315 Example of paroxysm in mice EEG, by Blacknick


People in Science
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Cleaning up of a grave of The Catacomb culture at the excavation of a burial mound, Zaporizhzhya region, by Каїра Федір Transmission electron microscope (NAS of Ukraine), by ValerieDesign Archaeologists in the process of excavation at Poshtova Square, Kyiv, 2015, by Nataliya Shestakova

United Kingdom‎

Nominations from UK
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
A common puffball emitting spores. Lesmalvern Part of the laser table with visible laser beam. Pawel Nowakowski
GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY GENERAL CATEGORY
The solar corona viewed in extreme ultraviolet. Huwmorgan73 Stress in plastic slightly rotates polarised light producing the spectrum of colors. Cubitt Robert A damselfly larva has just emerged from a lake and the adult is just emerging. Lesmalvern


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Fenestrulina delicia, an encrusting marine Bryozoa. Bryan Wasson Miniature human beating hearts created from stem cells. Professor Nikolai Zhelev SEM image of an array of aluminium oxide micropillars made by 3D printing. Ezrado


MICROSCOPY MICROSCOPY PEOPLE IN SCIENCE
Immunofluorescent Human Embryonic Kidney 293 (HEK 293) cells. Iznewton Mouse skin stained with Masson's trichrome stain. Jhsteel Naval architect at work. Lucy Elizabeth Collins


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Saffman-Taylor instability. Claire Trease, Kingston University Saffman-Taylor instability. Claire Trease, Kingston University Saffman-Taylor instability. Claire Trease, Kingston University