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Image of the Living Brain Wins Photo Contest

Who would have thought that a simple peak inside the human brain is going to grab the first prize for the Wellcome Image Awards Contest 2012?  Many of us might have seen images of brains from autopsy reports.  But only few get the chance to see a living human brain and probably exclusive for people who work in the medical field under cautious brain surgeries.  Well in fact this image was taken during surgery by medical photographer Robert Ludlow.  Not everyone gets to take a glimpse of fresh bright-red living vessels and thick purple veins which makes it an outstanding view of the hidden beauty of the human brain.

Credits: Robert Ludlow

One of the judges from Cardiff University anatomist Alice Roberts applauded this brilliant image for its glimpse of the unknown.  The medical photographer who took the shot has the skills to create an image with clarity and composition which made it extraordinary.

The living brain image was taken during an actual brain surgery of a patient treated for epilepsy.  The Neurosurgeons implanted electrodes inside the brain in order to detect certain parts that might be causing the seizures.

To see more of the Wellcome Trust winning photos, you may check out livescience.com.

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About Melivea Melgazo

My constant exuberance to traveling and fascination to nature are the reasons why I love photography. Not everyone has the same definition of beauty and that is how photography permits an individualized form of expression. I believe my forte is landscape photography.