Photography

Startling images of unborn animals

We’re not saw whether this is an ‘awww’ moment, or a ‘run for the freaking hills!’ moment… Using a combination of photography, digital effects and models producer Peter Chinn created these crazy images of animals at various stages of their development in the womb/egg/pouch. While not all of them strictly real, all are very closely based on accurate photography and faithfully depict what’s actually going on in utero. Chinn made the stunning images a few years ago for use in a National Geographic documentary.

So what can we learn from this mixture of science and special effects? Sharks are terrifying even when they’re the size of your thumb, it snows in the womb of a polar bear and (as expected) unborn wolf puppies are just adorable!

Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark
Penguin
Penguin
Elephant
Elephant
Wolf
Wolf
Elephant
Elephant
snake
snake
Polar Bears
Polar Bears
Penguin
Penguin
Lemon Shark
Lemon Shark
Opossum
Opossum
Kangaroo
Kangaroo
horse
horse
dolphin
dolphin
cheetah
cheetah

About the author

Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.