Spain’s top 7 stunning science photos of 2014

Seven top Spanish snappers have bagged prizes in this year's Fotociencia awards for uncovering the beauty of science in the unlikeliest of locations. From dead men's fingers to waterproof butterfly wings, The Local brings you the winning images.

Spain's top 7 stunning science photos of 2014
This year's winner made sure that the €2,200 ($3,000) prize didn't slip through his fingers. Photo: Pau GolanĂ³/FOTCIENCIA 11th edition/FECYT/CSIC

Fotociencia is a scientific photography contest organized by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

It aims to bring science and technology closer to people by using artistic vision to illustrate scientific fact.

Go straight to The Local's gallery of the Fotociencia prizewinning images.

The winners of the eleventh Fotociencia competition include shots from nature, lifesaving inventions, the amazing structures inside crystals and even the workings of the human body.

Our gallery of seven stunning images reveals the stories behind Spain's best science photos.

Technical details of the photos can be found at the Fotociencia website.  

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