Glimpses of Extraordinary Animals In the Womb

Baby Kitten

In its documentary Extraordinary Animals In The Womb, National Geographic captured rare highly detailed images of animals at various stages of gestation. Now you can see fetal dog, elephants, penguins, and dolphins still inside the womb.

Using advances in scanning and imaging technology to trace the gestational paths of animals outside the human family, the documentary footage is actually a combination of digital photography, scans, and computer-generated models. The filmmakers took detailed scans of the animal's wombs, then had the model makers recreate every blood vessel and whisker. The resulting images, while not direct photographs, are, according to the researchers, accurate representations of what goes on inside these creatures' wombs. You can read more about it in the Daily Mail.

Baby Elephant

Baby Chihuahua

Baby Dolphin

Baby Dog

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Tags: Geographic, National, animals, baby, camera, cat, dog, elephant, fetal, kitten, More…penguin, uterus, womb

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Comment by Candy Spender on March 23, 2010 at 6:35pm
so beautiful!
Comment by Aurel' on March 21, 2010 at 4:35am
Wow...This is truly amazing...
Comment by Pauline Stockhausen on March 20, 2010 at 4:01pm
Wow this is absolutley brilliant, the detail is very impressive
Comment by Kevin on March 20, 2010 at 4:04am
very cool!
Comment by Kristine Allen on March 20, 2010 at 12:15am
Oh wow, those nails. But absolutely amazing.
Comment by alice on March 19, 2010 at 9:00pm
wild...thanks for the awesome post, amy!
Comment by Annie on March 19, 2010 at 8:46pm
This is's so clear!
Comment by Eugene on March 19, 2010 at 8:15pm
Crazy cool!

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