With this image, I was trying to show a fairly realistic view of the inside of a running fusion reactor. The blue band of plasma is the source of energy, where the fusion takes place, releasing energy at an atomic level. The plasma is suspended in place by a strong magnetic band, which keeps the (extremely hot) plasma off of the faces of the tokomak.
This image was inspired by the Joint European Torus project. I gained the permission of that organization to use their images in this process, since everything on those pages is their intellectual property.
This image also won Honorable Mention for concept from the IRTC.
All rights to the above image are reserved by its creator, Aaron Gage.