Announcement of the RPS Science Photographer of the Year winners and finalists

Announcement of the RPS Science Photographer of the Year winners and finalists

By Gege Li

North Pole sign in melting ice and melt water

Sue Flood

The terrifying and transformative effects of climate change are perfectly captured in North Pole Underwater, an image taken by photographer Sue Flood. The panel in the center of the photo represents the geographic North Pole of the Arctic, the northernmost point on the planet at a latitude of 90 degrees North, but the rise in sea level caused by warmer global temperatures has pushed its location has been since 2005.

Flood says she hopes the photo will raise awareness of the “alarming” rate of melting polar ice and the “urgent action” needed.

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The photo earned Flood the first prize in the climate change category of the 2020 Science Photographer of the Year competition, organized by the Royal Society of Photography.

Dr David Maitland FRPS

Other images selected by the competition include Turing Patterns by David Maitland. The photo shows the hypnotic spiral of…

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