18 Award-Winning Science Pictures

Warning: Contains a deer tick embedded into someone’s leg.

These images were all winners in the Wellcome Trust Images Awards 2014.

1. Lilium flower bud.

Spike Walker / Via

2. Kidney stone.

Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen / Via

3. Agricultural sludge sample.

Eberhardt Josué Friedrich Kernahan and Enrique Rodríguez Cañas / Via

4. CT scan of a seal’s head.

Anders Persson / Via

5. MRI scan of the nerve fibres in a healthy adult human brain.

Zeynep M. Saygin, McGovern Institute, MIT / Via

6. Deer tick embedded in the skin of someone’s leg.

Ashley Prytherch, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust / Via

7. Medieval human mandible (lower jawbone).

Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen / Via

8. DECT scan of a mechanical heart pump.

Anders Persson / Via

9. Head louse egg attached to a strand of hair.

Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen / Via

10. X-ray of a brown long-eared bat.

11. Astrantia major ‘Hadspen Blood’.

Dr Henry Oakeley / Via

12. Semiconductor on thin film solar/photovoltaic cells.

Eberhardt Josué Friedrich Kernahan and Enrique Rodríguez Cañas / Via

13. Scanning electron microscope image of the Arabidopsis thaliana flower.

Stefan Eberhard / Via

14. Human heart (aortic valve) tissue displaying calcification.

Sergio Bertazzo, Department of Materials, Imperial College London / Via

15. Breast cancer cells treated with nano sized drug carriers.

Khuloud T. Al-Jamal & Izzat Suffian / Via

16. Oxidised Vitamin C crystals.

Spike Walker / Via

17. A miniature marine organism.

Spike Walker / Via

18. Zebrafish embryo.

Annie Cavanagh / Via

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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