Mouse Foetus, Longitudinal Section : 2006

Photograph by

Spike Walker ASIS FRPS

About this image

Light micrograph of a stained sagittal section through a mouse embryo. At centre in green is the heart, beneath that is part of the spinal column. In the head at left, the brain and tongue are shown clearly. At right are sections through the legs and, closest to the body, the tail. This embryo measures about 18mm in length. The image was captured using a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II camera on a Zeiss microscope. The tones in the resulting frame were reversed and the colours further emphasised using Photoshop ™ software. Penkridge, Staffordshire, United Kingdom