Audio slideshow: Beautiful science

Colourful and visually stunning - but also important in our understanding of scientific advances - the winners of this year's Wellcome Image Awards range from a close up look at a bloody sticking-plaster, to the striking shades of a ruby-tailed wasp viewed through a microscope.

The judging panel were looking for images that did not simply convey scientific information - but also had aesthetic beauty. Take a look at some of the 21 winning entries with Catherine Draycott, Head of Wellcome Images.

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Click 'show captions' for image information. The winning images will be on display at Wellcome Collection in central London until July 2011.

All images subject to copyright. Music courtesy KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley.

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