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Eureka Prize: Ying & Yang

For promotion of New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography only.

Jody Smith
© Jody Smith


Ying & Yang - Through destruction comes rebirth - the science of the Australian floras reliance on fire to bring forth new life and growth; Illustrated through this burning Balga, the cause of which was a lightning strike in dry scrub. This image incorporates a range of sciences including ecology, botany and chemistry. All these sciences were realised through my curiosity over the visual beauty of this Balga, and of course, the foundation of all science is just that… the power of curiosity and thus discovery.


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