Foetus 18 Weeks.

In the 1950s, photojournalist Lennart Nilsson set out to capture the earliest stages of existence.
In April 1965, Life magazine put a photograph called Foetus 18 Weeks on its cover and caused a sensation.
The issue was a spectacular success, the fastest-selling copy in Life’s entire history. In crystal clear detail, the picture showed a foetus in its amniotic sac, with its umbilical cord winding off to the placenta.
The unborn child, floating in a seemingly cosmic backdrop, appears vulnerable yet serene. Its eyes are closed and its tiny, perfectly formed fists are clutched to its chest.
Capturing that most universal of subjects, our own creation, Foetus 18 Weeks was one of the 20th century’s great photographs, as emotive as it was technically impressive, even by today’s standards.
And its impact was enormous, growing into something its creator struggled to control, as the image was hijacked by the fledgling anti-abortion movement.
Foetus 18 Weeks was taken by Lennart Nilsson, part of an astonishing series of prenatal pictures by this visionary Swedish photojournalist. His groundbreaking pictures have now reached a whole new generation, having just been shown at the Paris Photo art fair, the first time they have ever been exhibited outside Sweden.
Source: Foetus 18 Weeks: the greatest photograph of the 20th century? | Art and design | The Guardian

What Happened to Sweden in 1967 to cause this Chaos?

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The First Morning after the country of Sweden changed from driving On The Left hand Side of the road to driving On The Right Hand Side of the road.
And Guess What? All hell Broke Loose.There was chaos and Mayhem everywhere.
It all happened in the year 1967. Yes, that 50 years ago.
Source: 20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen Before | Bored Panda

Starburst above the Snow in Falun.

Austria’s Thomas Diethart jumps into the night whilst training at the 2015 Nordic World Skiing Championships in Falun, Sweden.
This great photo is well timed to capture his perspective on the floodlights as he sails into the darkness.
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Thomas Diethart of Austria gracefully soars through the air during a ski jumping training session at the 2015 Nordic World Skiing Championships in Falun, Sweden.
Image Credit: Photograph by Expa / Jfk/EPA
via Sports picture of the day: starburst above the snow | Sport | The Guardian.

VW KombieVan lost in Forest.

Image Credit: Photograph by Stefan Bergstrom.
Stefan Bergstrom, a photographer and rural explorer from Sweden, was walking one day when he discovered this long-abandoned VW camper in the clearing of a dense forest.
The derelict vehicle’s once-vibrant blue paint contrasted nicely with the earthy tones of rust and corrosion, helping it stand out amid the sea which was slowly consuming it.
Perhaps not a Volkswagen fanatic’s ideal image, but one that made for an effective photographic subject.
It’s amazing what can be found in the forests of Europe
Source: Nature Overcomes a Derelict VW Camper – Urban Ghosts

Riding Home under an Icy and dramatic Sky.

Noctilucent clouds stretch across the Swedish sky, illuminating photographer Ruslan Merzlyakov’s ride home in this dramatic display.
Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere and form above 61km above the surface.
Thought to be formed of ice crystals, the clouds occasionally become visible at twilight when the Sun is below the horizon and illuminates them.
Source: In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 – BBC News