In the journal’s 28 September 2007 issue, Science, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is pleased to present the winners and honorable mentions in the fifth annual Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Each winner has a small article on Science with the image and its brief story. The articles describe the accomplishments of the creative and gifted scientists, artists, and others who put the winning entries together.
The amazing images are also presented as an online slide presentation and a photo gallery at National Geographic. About the winning image above:
This winning photo , taken with a digital point-and-shoot camera, shows a piece of Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) collected by botanist and molecular ecologist Andrea Ottesen off the coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The 15-centimeter-wide red alga seems exotic in this abstract portrait, but it is one of the most common seaweed species on the Atlantic coast.