The creation story in six minutes instead of seven days.
Netherlands-based self-taught photographer Jan van Ijken has released a mesmerising film that documents the “miraculous genesis of animal life.”
The six-minute short, entitled Becoming, shows how a newt, specifically a salamander, grows from a single cell to a whole newly-hatched organism.
“In the film, we can observe a universal process which normally is invisible: the very beginning of an animal’s life,” said Jan.
“A single cell is transformed into a complete, complex living organism with a beating heart and running bloodstream… All stages of embryogenesis can be seen in this film: cleavage, gastrulation, neurulation and organogenesis.
“Time was condensed from about 3 weeks to 6 minutes.”
The film won ‘Best Short Documentary’ at the 2018 Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, and recently got over a million views on Vimeo.
You can learn more about Jan van Ijken and his work here.
Via Boing Boing