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Colour photograph showing the light interference patterns and colours in soap bubble structures. This image is from the 'Colour Clouds' 2018 series by artist and photographer Kym Cox.

Beautiful Bubbles! Science Photographer of the Year home preview

We are super excited about our forthcoming exhibition ‘Science Photographer of the Year’. An international competition organised by the Royal Photographic Society, this will be its first showing outside of London. 

The exhibition brings together 47 incredible photographic images showing off the diversity of science in action all over the world. Here’s the first of four posts, each with an amazing image from the exhibition along with lots of links to explore and suggestions of fun things to do from home. 

No.17 Colour Clouds by Kym Cox

Colour photograph showing the light interference patterns and colours in soap bubble structures. This image is from the 'Colour Clouds' 2018 series by artist and photographer Kym Cox.
Colour photograph showing the light interference patterns and colours in soap bubble structures. This image is from the ‘Colour Clouds’ 2018 series by artist and photographer Kym Cox.

Soap bubbles teach scientists how structures fit together and thanks to light interference as it passes through the bubble walls, they look beautiful too. 

Here are a few ways to explore the wonderful world of bubbles: 

Bubbles in science 

Amazing bubble show 

Bubble artists and Guinness record holders the Yang family 

Bubble photography 

How to photograph bubbles (it’s tricky!)

http://www.benharveyphotography.co.uk/blog/bubbles

Photographer Kym Cox

https://www.kymcox.com/

Make your own bubbles 

For teachers – learning with bubbles

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/615-investigating-bubbles

https://www.kidsdiscover.com/teacherresources/bubbles-for-kids/

Relax with bubbles  

Doris Day karaoke!
De-Stress to these bubble sounds and images!