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Dutch photographer / filmmaker Jan van IJken has unveiled his latest work, titled “Becoming,” and it’s essentially a 6-minute timelapse that shows a single cell growing into a complete organism. “Native to central and southern Europe, the amphibious alpine newt breeds in shallow water, where its larvae are born, hatch and feed on plankton, before sprouting legs and moving to land. This timelapse video from the Dutch director Jan van IJken tracks the development of a single-celled zygote into the hatched larva of an alpine newt,” according to Aeon Videos. Read more to watch the fascinating piece.
“Van IJken captured the shots at a microscopic scale and was able to capture the cell division and differentiation that occurs in the formation of all animals. 3 weeks of time was condensed into just 6 minutes,” said Peta Pixel.