With 578 votes counted, a winner emerged with 40% of the vote –
4th Place (72 votes) – Clathria
3rd Place (136 votes) – Mice
2nd Place (138 votes) – Jellyfish
1st Place (232 votes) – Chicken
This planetary image is a Stage 10 chick embryo with noggin coated beads taken by Theodora Koromila (CalTech, USA), and will probably be the first Development cover to have been taken with a phone through the eyepiece of a microscope!
Congratulations to Theodora, and thanks to Shun Sogabe , Chiara Sinigaglia and Martin Minařík for the other beautiful entries.
Look out for Round 2 in the coming weeks.