The beauty of life being created in 22 photographs

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There was once a passionate Swedish photographer named Lennart Nilsson (1922-2017) who used a cystoscope to record the beauty of life being created. A cystoscope is a device used by doctors to visualize the insides of your bladder. It is made of a thin tube with a  camera and light on it.  

Lennart managed to photograph the entire circle of life creation and LIFE magazine published his work in 1965. What you should know is that he first attempted to take photos of the very birth of human life in 1957 and he succeeded, but the pictures were in black and white and not really clear. He didn’t give up and managed to beautifully document life being created in 1965. So, scroll down below and be witness to the beauty of our lives! 

1. The initial stage of life being created

The sperm is in the fallopian tube, moving towards the egg

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2. The egg with which the sperm will merge

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3. The moment of attraction, when the sperm meets the egg

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4. The fusion

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5. A close-up of the spermatozoon

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6. The now-formed embryo begins its journey to the womb

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7. The embryo nestles on the womb’s wall

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8. In day 22 you can see a gray area which will later develop into a brain

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9. Beating heart!

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10. A 28-day-old fetus

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11. After 5 weeks, the fetus starts developing his face

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12. It’s day 40 and here’s the placenta!

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13. The initial 8 weeks stage have passed and this is a soon to be cute baby

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14. The eyelids open and eyes begin forming

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15. He can use his hands and get a feeling of the womb

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16. In week 16 the baby begins to take a palpable form

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17. Now he develops the nerves and blood vessels which you can see through the translucent skin

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18. It’s week 18 and the fetus can hear noises coming from the outside world

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19. Nails, eyebrows and hair is forming

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20. A sort of woolly hair covers the baby’s entire head

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21. After 24 weeks, the brain begins to develop

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22. 26 weeks

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