How the human life arises
Photographer Lennart Nilsson spent 10 years of his life on removing the evolution of the embryo from conception to birth!
Nilsson received international fame in 1965, when the magazine LIFE published 16 pages of photographs of a human embryo. These photos were immediately reproduced also in Stern, Paris Match, The Sunday Times and other magazines, bringing to the photographer Lennart Nilsson world fame
Since childhood, the microscope and camera have been Nilsson's main hobbies, which wanted to show the world the beauty of the human body at the cellular level. Photos of the human embryo Nilsson managed to get back in 1957, but they were not yet effective enough to show them to the general public.
To get the most accurate and colorful pictures he was helped by a cystoscope - a medical device that examines the bladder from the inside. Nilsson attached a camera and a light guide to it and took thousands of pictures of the baby's life inside the womb.
Thus, the skillful hands of Lennart Nilsson created a miracle: they showed the whole world the mystery of the birth of human life.
The sperm in the fallopian tube moves towards the ovum
One of the 200 million paternal spermatozoa broke the shell of the egg
Spermatozoon in a section. The head contains all the genetic material
A week later the embryo, slipping down the fallopian tube, migrates to the uterus
A week later, the embryo is attached to the uterine mucosa
22 day embryo development. Gray matter is the future brain
On the 18th day, the embryo begins to pulsate with a heart
28th day after fertilization
5 weeks, length 9 mm, already guessed face with holes for the mouth, nostrils and eyes
40 days. The outer cells of the embryo have fused with the loose surface of the uterus and form the placenta
10 weeks. The eyelids are half open. Within a few days they will form completely
10 weeks. The kid already uses his hands to study the neighborhoods
Through the thin skin visible network of blood vessels
18 weeks. The embryo can perceive sounds from the outside world
20 weeks. Height about 20 cm. Hair begins to appear on the head
36 weeks. A month later the baby will be born
In 1965, Nilson's photo book "A Child is Born", sold out in a few days, was published. The book has survived many reissues and still remains one of the best-selling books in the history of this kind of photo albums.
Now pioneer of medical photography Lennart Nilsson is 91 years old. He has been studying science and photography so far.