The Micropalaeontological Society

TMS Photo Competition Winner – 2015 Photo Calendar now for sale

We had an excellent set of entries to the inaugural TMS photo competition. Thank you everyone who took part. We are delighted to announce as the overall winner Luka Šupraha of Upsalla University who submitted this strikingly beautiful image of the dinoflagellate Protoperidinium divergens (and a much smaller coccolithophore of Emiliania huxleyi). Luka is a PhD student and these images form part of his study of phytoplankton in limestone estuaries on the Croatian Coast, as presented at the recent, TMS-sponsored, workshop on extant coccolithophores.

We had an excellent set of entries to the inaugural TMS photo competition. Thank you everyone who took part. We are delighted to announce as the overall winner Luka Šupraha of Upsalla University who submitted this strikingly beautiful image of the dinoflagellate Protoperidinium divergens (and a much smaller coccolithophore of Emiliania huxleyi). Luka is a PhD student and these images form part of his study of phytoplankton in limestone estuaries on the Croatian Coast, as presented at the recent, TMS-sponsored, workshop on extant coccolithophores.

There were many other fine images submitted so we have been able, as promised, to create a calendar for next year. The calendar has been produced in spiral-bound A4 format with one page per month – since we reckoned this was the most useful kind of calendar, as well as showing off the images to great effect. The images cover all our favourite microfossil groups, with specimens from throughout the stratigraphic column and around the world, imaged in diverse ways. The winners also came from around the world (well all over Europe plus New York):

  • Agnieszka Ciurej, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
  • Ulrike Hoff, UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø
  • David Lazarus, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
  • Marc Leu, GMX Bern, Switzerland
  • Shaun Mahmood, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
  • Nick Miles, Petrostrat, UK
  • Steffen Mischke, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
  • Paul Pearson (Cardiff University) and Bridget Wade (University College London)
  • Vincent Perrier, Leicester University
  • Irina Polovodova Asteman, Uni Research Climate Ltd, Bergen, Norway
  • Luka Šupraha, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Jeremy Young, University College London, UK
Buy a calendar

Thank you all for supporting the TMS Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2015.

Calenders are no longer on general sale, as we only have a very limited supply remaining. If you would like to enquire about availability please contact Tom Hill.

Calendar format

“Truly amazing images”

A student, Royal College of Art

“It’ll be the perfect Christmas present for my mum”
Stephen Stukins, NHM