Mosquito in amber

Mosquito in amber

E442/0458 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: KJELL B. SANDVED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mosquito in amber. Macrophotograph of a fossilized mosquito (family Culicidae) embedded in amber. Amber is fossilized resin that was produced by various now extinct coniferous trees. The sticky resin trapped small insects as it solidified and hardened, preserving their bodies for millions of years. This is one of the few processes by which fossils are preserved complete with all of their soft tissues. Various animals, including insects such as bees, wasps and ants, have been preserved. Many of these species are now extinct. This amber was formed near the Baltic Sea during the Oligocene epoch 38 million years ago. Magnification unknown.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: amber, animal, animals, baltic amber, fossil, fossil invertebrate, fossilised in amber, fossilized, fossilized mosquito, fossilized resin, fossils, in amber, insect, invertebrates, macrophotograph, mosquito, mosquito in, palaeontology, paleontology, resin

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.