Stunning Photograph Shows A Flower As An Insect Might See It

Debora Lombardi/Professional competition/Wildlife & Nature

THESE incredible images are all winning or shortlisted entries in the professional competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022a global competition celebrating contemporary photography.

The photos above and below were taken by Debora Lombardi and were shortlisted in the Wildlife & Nature category. Lombardi used a photography technique to show the flowers fluoresce under UV light, revealing them as insects might see them.

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Debora Lombardi/Professional competition/Wildlife & Nature

The image below of a puffer fish was taken by Arun Kuppuswamy Mohanraj as part of his project Crosstalk – Tincture of the Dead. Mohanraj dehydrated the puffer fish in ethanol to harden the bone and cartilage, before using colored stains to make the bones appear red and the cartilage appear blue. Then he exposed it to the enzyme trypsin, which digested most tissues and made them transparent. The image has been shortlisted in the Wildlife and Nature category.

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In the picture below, Manuel Enrique González Carmona captured the colorful mineral deposits from a toxic waste pond of a copper mine, located in Huelva, Spain. It was shortlisted in the Landscape category.

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To finish, Lorenzo Poli’s image of a volcano desert in the Icelandic highlands celebrates what he calls the “wild world” of Earth. Poli’s Life on Earth series won the award in the Landscape category.

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All winning and shortlisted images are on display at Somerset House in London until May 2.

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