Amazing images make New Scientist Photography Awards 2021 shortlist

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By Gege Li

WINNER Barry Webb

Barry Webb

THESE fascinating images picture however subject and exertion power our lives and the satellite astir us, from the stunning wildlife inhabiting adjacent the astir unassuming of places to the biology and biologic hazards that are transforming our planet. The selected photos implicit the adjacent fewer pages are the shortlisted and winning entries to our caller competition, the New Scientist Photography Awards.

Winners and runners-up for the 3 categories – The Natural World, Modern Life and Our Changing Environment – were chosen by wildlife presenter Chris Packham, award-winning lensman Sue Flood and New Scientist editors Helen Benians, Timothy Revell and Penny Sarchet.

Each justice was impressed by the competition’s wide modular and quality. Some entries had large ideas down them and were “strikingly beautiful”, says Packham. “I deliberation successful each category, determination were 2 oregon 3 images that truly jumped out,” says Flood.

While the archetypal and second-place entries for each class person already been decided by the panel, the wide victor volition beryllium judged by nationalist vote. You tin take your favourite representation astatine newscientist.com/publicvote, earlier the victor is declared successful October. Voting closes connected 26 September.

OUR CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
CATEGORY WINNER

WINNER

Nick Lancaster

Photographer Nick Lancaster

These young kestrels were inhabiting an robust tube connected a tiny concern property successful North Yorkshire, UK, and were conscionable days from fledging erstwhile Nick Lancaster took this photo. “I emotion the rusty colours and the mode that is complemented by the birds’ ain rusty colours,” says Chris Packham.

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Nigel Ferris

Photographer Nigel Ferris

Taken utilizing a drone, this representation shows a maize ellipse successful Wiltshire, UK. It depicts a awesome utilized to bespeak a biohazard, acting arsenic a remark connected the effect we person connected the planet.

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Jack Pokoj

Photographer Jack Pokoj

Even though it is amerciable to usage definite sportfishing nets implicit coral reefs successful the Philippines, unluckily they sometimes inactive extremity up there. This representation shows a scope of corals, sponges and feather stars, arsenic good arsenic sportfishing equipment.

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Alexander Turner

Photographer Alexander Turner

This photograph was taken connected a rooftop successful cardinal London and is portion of a photograph effort that explores the interaction of beekeeping connected autochthonal pollinators.

MODERN LIFE
CATEGORY WINNER

WINNER Hugh conducts arsenic  3  of his grandchildren sing him 'happy birthday' successful  the rain.

Kieran Doherty

Photographer Kieran Doherty

In this image, Kieran Doherty’s begetter Hugh is celebrating his 82nd day during the covid-19 pandemic. Three of his grandchildren are stood extracurricular and are singing Happy Birthday. “I felt this was a precise moving image,” says Sue Flood.

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Kate MacRae

Photographer Kate MacRae

During the UK lockdown successful May 2020, Kate MacRae developed a beardown narration with “Colin” the robin.

MODERN LIFE
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Rachel Piper

Photographer Rachel Piper

This gull spotted a tasty dainty connected a summer’s time successful a coastal municipality successful Yorkshire, UK. The antheral was oblivious, but escaped unscathed.

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Emma Friedlander-Collins

Photographer Emma Friedlander-Collins

These plants were collected from the borderline of a gathering tract successful Sussex, UK, and past scanned utilizing a printer to amusement them successful a unsocial way.

THE NATURAL WORLD
CATEGORY WINNER

WINNER Barry Webb

Barry Webb

Photographer Barry Webb

Made of 19 photos combined together, this representation shows a communal unsmooth woodlouse stretching up to provender connected a gelatinous slime mould successful the southbound of Buckinghamshire, UK. “It is perfectly the 1 I privation I’d taken,” says Sue Flood.

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Rachel Bigsby

Photographer Rachel Bigsby

Razorbills brace for life, and these 2 are huddling unneurotic connected Skomer Island disconnected the seashore of Pembrokeshire, UK. The changeable was taken during a spell of dense oversea fog that hung astir connected the land for days.

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Martin Brazill

Photographer Martin Brazill

Munching connected a Hemerocallis “Frans Hals” time lily, this hoverfly was photographed successful Suffolk, UK, earlier this year. It is utilizing its proboscis to get to the pollen.

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Georgie Bull

Photographer Georgie Bull

This blenny was recovered successful Chesil Cove connected the Isle of Portland successful Dorset, UK. It seemed funny successful Georgie Bull’s torch and peered implicit a tiny pebble to spot what was going on.

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