This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Embryo at six weeks

Embryo at six weeks


Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.




The human embryo at about 6 weeks, surrounded by the fluid-filled amniotic sac, with the remains of the yolk sac still attached (above head). The umbilicus (carrying 2 arteries & 1 vein to the placenta) connects the embryo with the maternal circulation, supplying oxygen & nourishment & removing waste materials. At this time, most of the organ systems are fully formed: the retina of the eye is visible (dark spot), the arms & legs have budded; the heart has formed & has been beating since the 3rd week. The brain is in 3 parts, the fore-, mid,- & hindbrain, with a large void at the base; this will be partially filled by further growth (the remnant is the 4th ventricle).

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}