SCIENCE
03/11/2015 08:29 am ET Updated Mar 11, 2015

Breathtaking Science Images Spotlight The Beautiful Inner Workings Of Our World

Beauty can be found in some pretty surprising places, from a cat's tongue and a fruit fly's brain to the uterus of a pregnant mare. All you have to do is take the time to look for it.

That's the theme of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards, which spotlight the year's best science imagery.

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“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," Adam Rutherford, a scientist and broadcaster who was a member of the judging panel, said in a written 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.”

The 20 images selected by the trust, a London-based research charity, were created using imaging technologies including computed tomography (CT) and scanning electron microscopy. Scroll down and have a look!

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Wellcome Trust Image Awards 2015
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