This award was established by the British Phycological Society in recognition of Hilda Canter-Lund, whose stunning photographs will be known to many members. Her photomicrographs of freshwater algae combined high technical and aesthetic qualities whilst still capturing the quintessence of the organisms she was studying.
Congratulations to all that made the shortlist, the competition was strong this year, and the BPS thanks everyone who submitted images and voted for their favorites.
Macro category – Shannon Moran: “Golden Kelp in Evening Light“
Shannon Moran is an award-winning underwater photographer based in Cornwall, UK. After graduating from Marine and Natural History Photography in 2020, she has continued to photograph the incredible marine life found in our oceans.
Micro category – Giulia Marchioro: “Zooxanthellae and the fluorescent chamber“
Giulia Marchioro is a Ph.D. candidate at the Vienna Doctoral School of Ecology and Evolution and the Natural History Museum Vienna, in Austria, funded by FCT, Portugal. Her collaborative project with the Adameyko lab at the Medical University of Vienna and the Haus des Meeres focuses on the investigation of the distribution patterns and expression profiles of fluorescent proteins (FPs) in mesophotic corals and how FPs can modulate light use by the coral’s photoautotrophic endosymbionts (zooxanthellae). Giulia has always been fascinated by marine life and diving, but it was during an internship at HIMB (USA) in 2015, she became passionate about coral reefs and in exploring and understanding the wonders of this environment.
2023 Highly Commended– Macro category
Samantha Clements: “San Clemente Island Giant Kelp“