This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Human fingerprint, SEM

Human fingerprint, SEM

P710/0379

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Fingerprint. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of part of a human fingerprint, showing details of skin ridges in the outer epidermis. The small circular apertures on the ridges are the openings of sweat glands. Epidermal ridges occur on the soles and palms, and they form a distinct pattern. Each fingerprint pattern is unique to an individual. Even identical twins have different fingerprints. The patterns are classified into four main types: loops, whorls, arches, and combinations of these three.

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) }}