inspiration! a child is (almost) born - a photo series by lennart nilsson

Life is amazing! So is science! And art! Without them all we would not be able to have this incredible series of photos charting the life of a foetus from sperm to nearly-born. What a fascinating journey. We all know the basics of how life begins, of course: sperm finds egg. Egg is fertilized, attaches to uterine wall, and begins multiplying. The multiplying cells specialize and suddenly we have a heartbeat, a brain, organs, bones, finger nails. Dang, we are amazing.

Also, the closer these little guys get to looking human the more they look like creepy aliens, but hey, that's cool too.

Photo of a sperm in the fallopian tube. By Lennart Nilsson.
See the entire series here.

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