Behind The Image

Visualize The Beauty Of
Science & Medicine

BioImages is BCA’s annual competition showcasing the beauty and complexity of medicine and science through the eyes of professional photographers, videographers and illustrators. The quality of their work reflects how much they love what they do and sharing with it others. Learn more about how the image was made and about the person who made it.

Twisted Garlic

May 3, 2022

“At the end of the day, it’s a box with a lens. Pre‑visualization, composition and how to execute what y…

Abnormal nerve variant identified during carpal tunnel surgery

May 3, 2022

“Photography around the sterile surgical field can be described as an odd kind of dance in which the lead does…

Prostate Cancer Tree

May 3, 2022

“Because it is artistic and scientific at the same time, it can make a great ambassador between the research s…

The Defense Mechanism of the Bombardier Beetle

May 3, 2022

“Growing up seeing beautiful watercolor illustrations of animals and plants inspired me to learn how to draw a…

Graceful Great Egret

May 3, 2022

“I love animals and nature and so to photograph the beauty means you firstly have to see and find the beauty a…

Green Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird

May 3, 2022

“I am a keen user of digital technology — the flexibility and quality far exceed that we obtained on fil…

Bordetella pertussis and Whooping cough

May 3, 2022

“...the real power of biomedical animation is the ability to make the unseen, molecular world visible and tang…

C Section "It's a baby girl"

May 3, 2022

“The key photograph for me was to be able to record that moment in time when baby was being delivered showing a…

Electrophotography Discharge image of a Bee Balm Flower

May 3, 2022

“Usually, I can visualize a clear path to a solution when I take on a commission. Along the way I can often ad…

Male Western Hercules Beetle, Dynastes granti

May 3, 2022

“I don't think it's enough to simply learn the mechanics of photography, you need to sharpen both your craft a…

Retinal Detachment caused by rupture of globe

May 3, 2022

“If you want to combine your natural talent as an artist with science and the art of photography with research…

Pleuroceras spinatum: Jurassic Period (lower Jurassic, upper Pliensbachian)

May 3, 2022

“I have been taking pictures since I was a kid, starting with a Kodak Brownie around 1965.”
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PC3 Tumor Infiltrating into Bone

May 3, 2022

“I believe that the best scientific images feature both accurate scientific data as well as a pleasing aesthet…

Umbrella Palm

May 3, 2022

“The Lumen print process I used for this project sandwiches a plant specimen between a sheet of glass and a sh…

Treeferns and Mountain Ash

May 3, 2022

“Photography enables me to share with others my intrigue with nature – celebrating its infinite diversit…