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The RPS has announced the winners of the 2020 Science Photographer of the Year competition, with the title and overall prize going to Simon Brown from the UK. His winning image, Orthophoto of SS Thistlegorm, is an intricate reconstruction of a shipwreck from 1941 using photogrammetry. Over 15,00o frames were adjusted to give a “straight down” view, before being tagged with GPS data and merged with the others.

Simon Brown’s winning image

The Young Science Photographer of the Year award went to Katy Appleton for her image Rainbow Shadow Selfie, below.

For this latest competition, a new Climate Change category was introduced, Sue Flood, won this with a striking and powerful image called North Pole Under Water, while the Under 18’s Young Science Photographer of the Year in the Climate Change category went to Raymond Zhang for his image Apollo’s Emissary, one of the largest solar power stations in western China.

“The four winning images will be displayed alongside 75 selected photographs as part of an online exhibition for Manchester Science Festival which runs until 2 May. More than 1,000 entries were submitted, by both amateurs and professionals. “This year’s selection… reveal incredible imaging techniques, from microscopic observations, medical examinations, fossil evacuations and kaleidoscopic patterns of refractions, oscillations and crystallisations,” said RPS. Visit the online exhibition.