Award-Winning Photos Show Just How Breathtaking Biology Can Be

You’ve probably never seen a group of tadpoles look so beautiful.

The winning photos in the inaugural Royal Society Publishing photography competition offer an unprecedented look at some of the often overlooked nuances of the natural world.

The competition celebrates using photography to communicate science, and more than 1,000 photo entries from around the world vied for top honors. The image awarded first place showcases swimming tadpoles and offers an artistic glimpse into amphibian metamorphosis.

The entries were judged by evolutionary biologist Alex Badyaev, editor for Proceedings B Innes Cuthill, and Biology Letters editorial board member Claire Spottiswoode.

Have a look at the 10 winning photos below. Enjoy!

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