Larynx: breathing position
Normal larynx with vocal cords in abducted, breathing position. This is a view from from above, looking on line with the trachea beyond the vocal cords.
Larynx: phonatory position
Normal larynx with cords in adducted, phonatory (voicing) position. Continuous light. Notice the straight match of the cords, and the narrow, physiologic gap between the cords at the prephonatory instant, just before vibratory blurring.