Sperm

Sperm

P624/0074 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 43.0MB

Downloadable file size: 6.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE SOURCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sperm in the oviduct. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of a group of human sperm on the inner surface of the female oviduct. Each sperm (yellow) has a rounded head and a long tail which is used for movement. The sperm heads appear buried in the grass-like ciliated epithelium (pink) of the oviduct. Beating of these cilia in the oviduct help to propel the female egg from the ovary into the uterus (womb). In this way the cilia aid in moving the egg towards the sperm for fertilisation, while the sperm swim towards the egg. Millions of sperm make this journey towards the egg, but only one sperm can succeed in fertilising it.

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

Keywords: anatomy, capacitation, ciliated epithelium, human body, in oviduct, male, oviduct, reproduction, reproductive, reproductive system, scanning electron micrograph, sem, sperm, spermatozoa

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