The Milky Way above a sea of clouds
Image credit: R. Bertero
In September 2012, hundreds of amateur and professional photographers had the rare opportunity to explore and photograph accelerators and detectors at particle physics laboratories around the world.
The top 39 photographs from the Photowalk, including the six winners of the jury and “people’s choice” competitions, are now viewable online.
“The worldwide opening of the physics laboratories for the Photowalk has been an excellent opportunity for showing the real places of physics research,” says Antonio Zoccoli, a member of the executive board at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics. “The Photowalk tells us that scientific research is a global enterprise, which brings together intelligence, resources and technologies from different countries toward a common goal.
hues of Uroplatus Phantasticus that mimic varying stages of leaf decay
Above All by Michal Karcz
View more of Michal’s photography on his website.
“This picture contains three shots mixed together in Photoshop. This is I what do with my pictures, to create a fantasy version of the Earth. This picture contains photo of a mountain path in West Tatra Mountains and includes the clouds structures, and the main, high peak is Ama Dablam shot in Himalayas.” – Michal Karcz
Image copyright Michal Karcz and used with permission.
— Carl Sagan
Jarlshof: looking down into a round house | The archaeological site at Jarlshof represents over 4,000 years of continual human habitation. The earliest remains are of Bronze Age buildings from around 2500-2000 BC; Iron Age round houses date from between 200 BC and AD 800; a Viking settlement from the 9th to 14th centuries stands towards the eastern side of the site; and finally the castle, the Laird’s House, stands in the centre of the site and was converted from a medieval farmhouse to a fortified residence in the 1500s. (via Geograph)
The Milky Way and Sagittarius constellation
Image credit: Terrence Dickinson