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Sperm Collection

"Life's intricate dance of creation unfolds beneath the waves, as the Male Leach's sea star gracefully releases streams from its arms

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm Whale Skeleton

Sperm Whale Skeleton
The skeleton of a sperm whale

Background imageSperm Collection: Male Leach's sea star (Leiaster leachi) broadcast spawning, releasing streams of sperm from its arms

Male Leach's sea star (Leiaster leachi) broadcast spawning, releasing streams of sperm from its arms. Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan

Background imageSperm Collection: Under the Microscope / C18

Under the Microscope / C18
Animacules : microscopic creatures as seen under a microscope; the last two rows are human sperm

Background imageSperm Collection: Picture No. 11675528

Picture No. 11675528
Mouse Embryo at Eight Cell Stage. Date:

Background imageSperm Collection: Picture No. 11675527

Picture No. 11675527
Mouse Embryo at Four Cell Stage & a Polar Body. Date:

Background imageSperm Collection: Picture No. 11675526

Picture No. 11675526
Mouse Embryo at Two Cell Stage & a Polar Body. Date:

Background imageSperm Collection: Picture No. 11675525

Picture No. 11675525
Mouse Embryo at Single Cell Stage and Polar Body. Date:

Background imageSperm Collection: Picture No. 11675522

Picture No. 11675522
A human Ovum surrounded by Sperm - being fertilized. Date:

Background imageSperm Collection: IUD contraceptive and sperm cells

IUD contraceptive and sperm cells. Computer artwork of an intrauterine device (IUD, red and white, centre) in a womans uterus, surrounded by sperm cells (white, not to scale)

Background imageSperm Collection: Coloured SEM of egg & sperm during fertilisation

Coloured SEM of egg & sperm during fertilisation
Fertilisation. Coloured Scanning Electron Micro- graph (SEM) of a human egg (ovum) being penetrated by sperm during fertilisation. Sperm are coloured yellow, each with a rounded head and a long tail

Background imageSperm Collection: Computer art of sperm and egg during fertilisation

Computer art of sperm and egg during fertilisation

Background imageSperm Collection: Frozen sperm, conceptual image

Frozen sperm, conceptual image. Computer artwork of sperm cells frozen inside a block of ice, representing the long term preservation of donated sperm to be used in fertility treatments

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm Whale from 1868

Sperm Whale from 1868
A sperm whale attacked

Background imageSperm Collection: South Sea Whale Fishery: Amelia Wilson and Castor off Buoro. Aquatint after John Huggins published

South Sea Whale Fishery: Amelia Wilson and Castor off Buoro. Aquatint after John Huggins published 1825
530713 South Sea Whale Fishery: Amelia Wilson and Castor off Buoro. Aquatint after John Huggins published 1825. Factory ship at anchor while crew in boats harpoon Sperm Whales

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Marco Bizziocchi

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm Oil Lamp, c. 1940. Creator: John Dana

Sperm Oil Lamp, c. 1940. Creator: John Dana
Sperm Oil Lamp, c. 1940

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm Oil Lamp, 1935/1942. Creator: John Dana

Sperm Oil Lamp, 1935/1942. Creator: John Dana
Sperm Oil Lamp, 1935/1942

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm Oil Can, c. 1937. Creator: Amelia Tuccio

Sperm Oil Can, c. 1937. Creator: Amelia Tuccio
Sperm Oil Can, c. 1937

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm entering the egg

Sperm entering the egg
Beginnings, Biomedical Illustration, Close-Up, Colour Background, Competition, Egg, Entering, Human Fertility, New Life, No People, Origins, Pen and Ink, Pink, Sperm, Watercolour Painting

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus (vulnerable)

Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus (vulnerable)
Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus (Physeter polycyphus). Vulnerable. Lithograph by Karl Joseph Brodtmann from Heinrich Rudolf Schinzs Illustrated Natural History of Men and Animals, 1836

Background imageSperm Collection: Life movement

Life movement
Andrey Narchuk

Background imageSperm Collection: My name is Elijah

My name is Elijah
Andrea Izzotti

Background imageSperm Collection: Seminal fluid, from Theorie Positive de l Ovulation Spontanee et de la Fecondation des Mammiferes

Seminal fluid, from Theorie Positive de l Ovulation Spontanee et de la Fecondation des Mammiferes et de l Espece
CHT236008 Seminal fluid, from Theorie Positive de l Ovulation Spontanee et de la Fecondation des Mammiferes et de l Espece Humaine by Felix-Archimede Pouchet (1800-72) engraved by Oudet, Paris

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm Oil Lamp, c. 1936. Creator: Janet Riza

Sperm Oil Lamp, c. 1936. Creator: Janet Riza
Sperm Oil Lamp, c. 1936

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm whale being hunted by whalers, 19th century

Sperm whale being hunted by whalers, 19th century
Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus, being harpooned by whalers, 19th century. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by James Stewart from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of

Background imageSperm Collection: Microscopic views of human spermatozoa in semen

Microscopic views of human spermatozoa in semen
Microscopic views of human spermatozoa. View of the animalculae or organic particles in the semen. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J

Background imageSperm Collection: Cetaceans

Cetaceans
Bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, short-beaked dolphin, Delphinus delphis, extinct Stellers sea cow, Hydrodamalis gigas, West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm whale, trump whale or cachalot, Physeter

Sperm whale, trump whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus (vulnerable). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Albert Massard after an illustration by Jean-Gabriel Pretre from Bernard Germain de

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm whale and narwhal

Sperm whale and narwhal
Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus, vulnerable 1, and narwhal or narwhale, Monodon monoceros, near threatened 2

Background imageSperm Collection: Sperm or trump whale, Physeter macrocephalus

Sperm or trump whale, Physeter macrocephalus 1, 2, vulnerable. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children), Weimar, 1802

Background imageSperm Collection: View of Scheveningen Sands, c. 1630 (oil on panel) (post-conservation; see also 3702402)

View of Scheveningen Sands, c. 1630 (oil on panel) (post-conservation; see also 3702402)
1112739 View of Scheveningen Sands, c.1630 (oil on panel) (post-conservation; see also 3702402) by Anthonissen, Hendrik van (1606-55); 56.8x102.8 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageSperm Collection: Cetacea (engraving)

Cetacea (engraving)
2816994 Cetacea (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cetacea. Illustration from The National Encyclopaedia (William Mackenzie, c 1900)

Background imageSperm Collection: Bottle Nosed Whale and Sperm Whale, from Thorburns Mammals published by Longmans

Bottle Nosed Whale and Sperm Whale, from Thorburns Mammals published by Longmans
5304261 Bottle Nosed Whale and Sperm Whale, from Thorburns Mammals published by Longmans and Co, c. 1920 (colour litho) by Thorburn, Archibald (1860-1935); Private Collection; Scottish

Background imageSperm Collection: Fish oils, hides and skins (colour litho)

Fish oils, hides and skins (colour litho)
3648677 Fish oils, hides and skins (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fish oils, hides and skins)

Background imageSperm Collection: The Fertilisation of a Human Egg, from La Creation Naturelle et les Etres

The Fertilisation of a Human Egg, from La Creation Naturelle et les Etres
CHT236018 The Fertilisation of a Human Egg, from La Creation Naturelle et les Etres Vivants by Dr. J. Rengade, c.1880 (coloured engraving) by French School

Background imageSperm Collection: South Sea Whale Fishery, engraved by T. Sutherland, 1825 (colour aquatint)

South Sea Whale Fishery, engraved by T. Sutherland, 1825 (colour aquatint)
PEM200743 South Sea Whale Fishery, engraved by T. Sutherland, 1825 (colour aquatint) by Huggins, William John (1781-1845) (after); 43.5x56.5 cm; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Background imageSperm Collection: Candle sperm whale

Candle sperm whale
Barathieu Gabriel

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Marco Bizziocchi

Background imageSperm Collection: And the Winner Is

And the Winner Is
Petri Damstén

Background imageSperm Collection: Whaling Industry

Whaling Industry
An engraving of a school of sperm whales. Men in small row boats surround one whale and spear it with harpoons, circa 1820 (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageSperm Collection: Diagram showing the interaction between female sexual organs and the brain, on one side

Diagram showing the interaction between female sexual organs and the brain, on one side, the normal reproductive cycle, and on the other, the effect of the contraceptive pill

Background imageSperm Collection: Illustration of a group of sperm trapped in a condom near egg, all with anthropomorphic faces

Illustration of a group of sperm trapped in a condom near egg, all with anthropomorphic faces

Background imageSperm Collection: Deformed sperm cell, SEM

Deformed sperm cell, SEM
Deformed sperm cell. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of double-tailed sperm cell, or spermatozoon. A sperm cells motility may be seriously affected by having multiple heavy tails

Background imageSperm Collection: Animalcules

Animalcules
At this time, it is thought that all living things - even including sperm and beasties found in dunghill water - are creatures in their own right, little animals or animalcules

Background imageSperm Collection: NA

NA
This male Indo-Pacific sergeant major, Abudefduf vaigiensis, is tending to the dark purple egg mass that was deposited underneath him on the bottom, Hawaii

Background imageSperm Collection: A Beached Sperm Whale, Physeter Macrocephalus. From A 19Th Century Print

A Beached Sperm Whale, Physeter Macrocephalus. From A 19Th Century Print

Background imageSperm Collection: Illustration of human sperm fusing with ovum during conception

Illustration of human sperm fusing with ovum during conception



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"Life's intricate dance of creation unfolds beneath the waves, as the Male Leach's sea star gracefully releases streams from its arms. In Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan, this mesmerizing broadcast spawning event captivated the lens of a talented wildlife photographer, earning them the prestigious title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 in the Underwater category. Meanwhile, in another realm entirely, a Sperm Whale Skeleton silently tells tales of oceanic grandeur and mysterious depths. Its colossal presence serves as a reminder that even in death, these majestic creatures continue to inspire awe and curiosity. Zooming in further into nature's microscopic wonders, we encounter Anton van Leeuwenhoek's groundbreaking observations from c1795. Through his pioneering microscope work, he revealed animalcules - tiny organisms that astounded scientists and sparked new realms of scientific exploration. Intriguingly colored SEM images offer us a glimpse into one of life's most pivotal moments: fertilization. The delicate interplay between egg and sperm is unveiled before our eyes with Picture No. 11675528 capturing this transformative process like never before. As we delve deeper into modern times, technology meets biology with an IUD contraceptive alongside sperm cells - contrasting symbols representing both control over reproduction and its miraculous potential for creation. Finally, computer art takes center stage as it visualizes the fusion between sperm and egg during fertilization. This captivating representation reminds us that within each minuscule cell lies infinite possibilities for life to blossom. "