The moment a human egg is released from a woman’s ovary has been caught on photographic camera for the first time. The amazing footage was captured by Gynecologist Dr Jacques Donnez spotted it on the monitor during hysterectomy operation to a forty-five year old Belgium women. The images, which have been released by New Scientist magazine, have been described as a "fascinating insight" into "the beginnings of life". ‘The previous images on the same subject were taken on based on Ultra Sound scanning and are very fuzzy’ the New Scientist explains.
The reddish swelling seen in the image is a follicle, from which the egg (in yellow color) is released prior to its journey up the Fallopian tubes to the womb. Fertile women release one or more eggs every month, but until now, only animal ovulation has been recorded in detail. Dr Donnez said that some theories had suggested an "explosive" release for the egg, but the ovulation he witnessed took 15 minutes to complete.