Fascinating Album Shows Detailed Images Of Human Development

I stumbled upon a fascinating photo album on Flickr published by user lunar causticThe album shows a collection of photos of human development in unprecedented details. The images were taken to be included in a cataloghighlighting the embryonic development. Similar pictures were taken by Swedish photographer Lennart Nilssonback in 1965 and were published in Life magazine. Images and captions by Flickr user lunar caustic.


Embryo @ 3 to 4 weeks

An embryo from an ectopic pregnancy which is approximately 3 to 4 weeks estimated gestational age from conception. It was 0.5 cm long. See larger view for detail.


Embryo at 4 to 5 weeks

This is an embryo at approximately 4 to 5 weeks from conception. This was an ectopic pregnancy in a fallopian tube.


Embryo at 4 to 5 weeks

This is an embryo at approximately 4 to 5 weeks from conception. This was an ectopic pregnancy in a fallopian tube.


7 week embryo

7 week embryo taken with dissecting microscope.


Embryo @ 6- 7 weeks

Approximately 6 weeks estimated gestational age from conception, 8 weeks from LMP.


Embryo @ 6  - 7 weeks

Embryo received with membranes intact. 1.6cm. EGA approximately 6-7 weeks from conception.


Embryo at approximately 7 weeks EGA

This is an approximately 6-7 week estimated gestational age 19mm embryo from conception, 8-9 weeks from LMP. Features include finger rays and cerebral hemispheres.


Embryo at approximately 7 weeks EGA from conception

This is an approximately 6-7 week estimated gestational age 19mm embryo from conception, 8-9 weeks from LMP. Features include finger rays and cerebral hemispheres.


Human Embryo: 6 - 7 weeks

Same embryo from another angle.


Human Embryo: 6 - 7 weeks

Same embryo from another angle.


Ectopic pregnancy:  embryo @ 6-7 weeks

Fallopian tube with extruded placenta and embryo still within amniotic sac. The embryo is approximately 6-7 weeks EGA from conception.


Embryo 7 - 8 Weeks

Embryo at 7 – 8 Weeks from conception.


Embryo @ approximately 8 weeks from conception, 10 weeks estimated gestational age from LMP.

Embryo at approximately 8 weeks from conception, 10 weeks estimated gestational age from LMP.


Embryo at approximately 8-10 weeks EGA from conception.

This embryo still has its amniotic sac intact. The most notable finding is the extraembryonic coelom which contains loops of small bowel.


Embryo week 9-10

Notable in the this fetus is an extraembryonic coelom in the umbilical cord. Loops of intestine are seen as a bulge of orange material in the cord near it’s attachment to the abdominal wall. These loops will withdraw at arould week 11. If these do not return, the condition is called an omphalocele.


Fetus 10 - 12 weeks

For perspective the foot length is 0.6 cm which is about the same length of the embryo in the following picture on the photostream at 3 – 4 weeks developement.

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