Blood circulating through a heart, 1948.
Fritz Goro was a German-born photographer known by many to be the most influential science photographer the world has ever seen. He was born in Bremen, Germany and studied at the Bauhaus school of sculpture and design. In 1933, Goro and his family fled Nazi Germany for the United States and they never looked back. For over 40 years, he captured incredibly influential science photos working for LIFE magazine and Scientific American.
Seen here is just a sample of the timeless images Mr. Goro was able to capture during his career.
Burning a candle in a sealed flask of oxygen on a balance shows that matter can not be destroyed, 1949.
Fetus in an artificial womb, 1965
An anesthetized monkey has its brain activity monitored, 1971.
A leaf-cutter ant carries away rose fragments, 1947.
A scientist uses a quartz rod as a light conductor to observe a frog’s organs, 1948.
Shipboard laboratory equipment used for measuring sea water to detect any traces of radioactivity after an atomic bomb test in Bikini lagoon, 1946.
A pair of 90-day-old cow fetuses clearly visible inside an amniotic sac, 1965.
Plastic skeleton showing spots of body most likely to be affected by radioactive fall-out, 1961.
Find more science photography from Fitz Goro at Life Magazine.