Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ovulation Filmed

Very cool photos of an ovarian follicle, structures found inside ovaries that each contain a single oocyte, or egg, expelling said egg. They've never had such clear photos, they say. And the egg is beautiful, like a drop of golden honey.

They were taken by Professor Jacques Donnez of the Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium. He was about to peform a partiel hysterectomy on a 45-year-old woman when he noticed the follicle—so he stopped and snapped come photos. Too cool.

Found at The Sideshow.


1 comment:

Bpaul said...

You know, seeing photos like this makes me realize how abstracted some of this gets for me. I mean, I know about ovaries, and the follicle, and the release of the egg, ect. But never did I know it was THAT BIG, and the egg looked like a drop of honey. What an absolute trip.

Nice catch sir.