A new National Geographic documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb” was released in August. Through the use of a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras, the development from conception to birth of four animal were followed under the direction of David Chin. There is here presented the shark -with its cannibalistic instincts that will eat down its own brothers in order to survive in the womb-, the kangaroo -and the extreme premature birth state of its young-, the imperial penguin -which has to face the worst weather on planet- and the parasitic wasp which larvae must hijack other creatures in order to survive.
Here are some incredible embryonic animal photographs of dolphins, dogs, penguins and elephants that were released as a preview to the documentary. Just amazing!