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Stunning images prove that science and beauty can co-exist

A porcelain crab feeding inside the safety of its host Pocillopora coral branches by Louise Murray from London. It is lit by the bright green fluorescence of the coral. These are normally very shy creatures and are difficult to photograph. Tondoba Bay, Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt (BNPS/RPS/Louise Murray)

Stunning images prove that science and beauty can co-exist

Stunning photographs from the prestigious Royal Photographic Society's latest exhibition prove that science and beauty can co-exist. These 100 sensational images come from various disciplines of science and highlight how important photography is for academics. Photography plays a crucial role in medicine, forensic science, engineering, archaeology, oceanography, natural history and many more areas. The International Images for Science exhibition can be seen at the Great North Museum in Hancock, Newcastle, England until Septmeber 29th, and showcases works from 54 scientists from around the world. (BNPS)