The 2014 Wellcome Image Awards recognize innovation in scientific imaging techniques, offering a glimpse into the microscopic world around us. Here are the winning images, with captions by the photographers, Wellcome Trust and the Post’s Charity Brown. For the first time, the images are available for public view at five exhibits across the United Kingdom.
Kidney stoneScanning electron micrograph of a two-millimeter kidney stone surgically removed from the photographer: Kidney stones form when salts, minerals and chemicals in the urine crystallize and solidify. Small kidney stones usually pass naturally, but larger stones can sometimes get lodged in the organ or other parts of the urinary tract and can cause infection.Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen/Wellcome Images