These Fascinating Alien Embryos Are Actually Bat Foetuses

Forget about the Montauk monster. This extraordinary photo — taken by Dorit Hockman, from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience — shows three embryos of the species Molossus rufus, known as the black mastiff bat.

It’s one of the entries of Nikon’s 2012 photomicrography competition. It’s also one of those images that makes me go “what the hell is this disgusti — oh, it’s actually kind of cute!” [Nikon Small World]

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