If only we had high-resolution eyes that could see in slow motion! Fortunately, we have cameras, and so we can feast our peepers on “The beauty of pollination”. Take four minutes and appreciate your world a little more.
The three highlights for me were the hummingbird aerobatics at aobut 0:35, the bat pollinators starting about two minutes in, and, of course, the monarch swarm at the end.
The YouTube notes:
This video was shown at the TED conference in 2011, with scenes from “Wings of Life”, a film about the threat to essential pollinators that produce over a third of the food we eat. The seductive love dance between flowers and pollinators sustains the fabric of life and is the mystical keystone event where the animal and plant worlds intersect that make the world go round.
It’s in high-def, so be sure to watch it on your biggest screen.