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14 utterly amazing photographs of animals in the womb

Researchers at National Geographic have managed to do something unbelievable: they succeeded in taking photographs showing various animals growing inside their mother’s wombs. In order to do this, they used small cameras that are connected through a system of 4D-ultrasound scans. The result is some truly breathtaking images. Now we can see what animals really look like a few weeks before they are born.

Here are some of the best pictures from this series. They really are an absolute miracle!

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An elephant calf.

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A shark.

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A cow.

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A penguin.

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A dog.

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A foal.

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A dolphin.

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© Dorit Hockman

A bat.

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A kitten.

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A snake.

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A lion cub.

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A shark.

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A cheetah.

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Polar bears.

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A chihuahua puppy

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