We often compare beautiful and delicate things to flowers but can we compare flowers to things like monkeys, cuddling babies, gorgeous insects, ballerinas and even to uncanny things like skulls! In this collection of flowers an amazing illusion plays out challenging our perception and leaving us in awe. You truly will wonder at the marvel of the Creator and the extraordinary way nature draws a parallel between flowers and animals.
It is understood that this strange resemblance, especially of those that resemble insects, is nature’s way of ensuring that insects help in the reproduction of these orchids. They mistake them to be one of their kind and take part in an effective strategy for reproduction known as ‘pseudocopulation’.
These unique flowers collected from various parts of the world that resemble animals, insects and even angels and skulls are uncannily beautiful, yet thought provoking. Perhaps you would have your own opinion as to what they look like.
1. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)- which in Greek means – mothlike
2. Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
3. Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)
4. Lips (Psychotria Elata) – No two ways about this one!
5. Dancing Friends (Impatiens Bequaertii)
6. Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)
7. Cuddling Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
8. Parrot (Impatiens Psittacina)
9. Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
10. Orchid That Looks Like A Tiger
11. Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)
12. Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)
13. Peace Dove Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
14. Ballerina Orchid