Calling all budding photographers!

Spring is just around the corner: the days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer, and we are becoming tempted by all the Easter eggs lining the shelves. As a scientist, it is the perfect time to stretch your legs on the way into the lab and use the fresh air to reflect on your experiments. It is also a wonderful time to practise your spring photography with all the vibrant colors of new growth.

We are asking you to celebrate the arrival of Spring by sending us your favorite spring photos. Perhaps the tree outside your lab window is beginning to blossom or you have spied an odd floral arrangement of cells down your microscope. Maybe your chemical reaction has sparked some spring colors or your bacteria have formed a spring scene in their dish. Whatever your inspiration, we want to see it!

For the chance to see your spring photography featured in one of our posts, submit your entries to

If this competition has tickled your creative taste buds, take a look at the photos below for some inspiration.

Let your imagination run wild and enter our Spring Photography Competition.

Photos by Joanna Patterson-Cross, Bill Oxford, and Hal Gatewood

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