Top 10 highly commended entries of the 2012 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography capture vibrant wildlife and science images. New Scientist magazine and the Australian Museum annually award Australians who effectively communicate compelling aspects of science through photography.
This eerie view of a mantis shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus, which has one of the most complex vision systems in the marine world, was a finalist for the 2012 New Scientist Eureka Prize. New Scientist magazine and the Australian Museum have recognized excellence in science photography for the past five years.Gary Cranitch
Australia’s government is poised to announce the creation of the world’s largest network of marine reserves. Here is a look at wildlife in the Coral Sea, an area that will rank as the world’s second-largest fully protected marine reserve.