Wonderful visuals make New Scientist Pictures Awards 2021 shortlist

By Gege Li Barry Webb THESE interesting photos depict how science and technological know-how impact…

Barry Webb

THESE interesting photos depict how science and technological know-how impact our life and the earth around us, from the gorgeous wildlife inhabiting even the most unassuming of sites to the environmental and biological hazards that are transforming our planet. The chosen photographs above the next number of internet pages are the shortlisted and successful entries to our new levels of competition, the New Scientist Photography Awards.

Winners and runners-up for the 3 groups – The Natural Entire world, Contemporary Everyday living and Our Modifying Setting – ended up picked by wildlife presenter Chris Packham, award-successful photographer Sue Flood and New Scientist editors Helen Benians, Timothy Revell and Penny Sarchet.

Just about every decide was amazed by the competition’s total typical and high-quality. Some entries experienced wonderful ideas driving them and were being “strikingly beautiful”, says Packham. “I imagine in each individual group, there were two or three illustrations or photos that genuinely jumped out,” says Flood.

While the 1st and 2nd-put entries for each individual classification have previously been made a decision by the panel, the overall winner will be judged by community vote. You can select your favorite impression at newscientist.com/publicvote, prior to the winner is declared in October. Voting closes on 26 September.


OUR Modifying Setting
Classification WINNER


Nick Lancaster

Photographer Nick Lancaster

These youthful kestrels ended up inhabiting an iron pipe on a tiny industrial estate in North Yorkshire, British isles, and had been just times from fledging when Nick Lancaster took this picture. “I enjoy the rusty colours and the way that is complemented by the birds’ personal rusty colours,” suggests Chris Packham.


OUR Transforming Atmosphere


Nigel Ferris

Photographer Nigel Ferris

Taken making use of a drone, this impression shows a corn circle in Wiltshire, United kingdom. It depicts a symbol used to suggest a biohazard, performing as a comment on the influence we have on the world.


OUR Modifying Natural environment

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Jack Pokoj

Photographer Jack Pokoj

Even while it is unlawful to use certain fishing nets over coral reefs in the Philippines, sad to say they from time to time still conclude up there. This graphic displays a variety of corals, sponges and feather stars, as effectively as fishing devices.


OUR Switching Ecosystem

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Alexander Turner

Photographer Alexander Turner

This picture was taken on a rooftop in central London and is aspect of a photo essay that explores the influence of beekeeping on native pollinators.


Contemporary Lifestyle

WINNER Hugh conducts as three of his grandchildren sing him 'happy birthday' in the rain.

Kieran Doherty

Photographer Kieran Doherty

In this picture, Kieran Doherty’s father Hugh is celebrating his 82nd birthday through the covid-19 pandemic. 3 of his grandchildren are stood exterior and are singing Joyful Birthday. “I felt this was a really moving graphic,” says Sue Flood.


Modern day Everyday living


Kate MacRae

Photographer Kate MacRae

Through the British isles lockdown in May perhaps 2020, Kate MacRae developed a solid marriage with “Colin” the robin.


Modern Everyday living

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Rachel Piper

Photographer Rachel Piper

This gull noticed a delicious handle on a summer’s day in a coastal city in Yorkshire, United kingdom. The gentleman was oblivious, but escaped unscathed.


Modern day Existence

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Emma Friedlander-Collins

Photographer Emma Friedlander-Collins

These crops were being gathered from the edge of a creating web page in Sussex, United kingdom, and then scanned applying a printer to exhibit them in a exceptional way.


THE All-natural Earth

WINNER Barry Webb

Barry Webb

Photographer Barry Webb

Produced of 19 images mixed together, this impression reveals a common rough woodlouse stretching up to feed on a gelatinous slime mould in the south of Buckinghamshire, Uk. “It is completely the a person I desire I’d taken,” states Sue Flood.


THE Normal World


Rachel Bigsby

Photographer Rachel Bigsby

Razorbills pair for lifetime, and these two are huddling collectively on Skomer Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire, British isles. The shot was taken in the course of a spell of weighty sea fog that hung all around on the island for times.


THE Purely natural Globe

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Martin Brazill

Photographer Martin Brazill

Munching on a Hemerocallis “Frans Hals” day lily, this hoverfly was photographed in Suffolk, British isles, before this year. It is working with its proboscis to get to the pollen.


THE Pure Environment

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Georgie Bull

Photographer Georgie Bull

This blenny was found in Chesil Cove on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, Uk. It appeared interested in Georgie Bull’s torch and peered more than a tiny pebble to see what was going on.

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