Nature only a high-speed videocam can see

Reader Pandionna sent me a link to this video and I absolutely must share it. No one should miss this. And as Pandi pointed out to me, don’t overlook the baby bat clinging to its mother at about 2:40. (I missed it the first time through.) Personally, I was most amazed by the hummingbird aerobatics, some of which I’ve never seen before. And as soon as I get this posted, I’m going to watch the whole thing again. And again.

Video originally from TED

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Equally worthwhile is the full TED presentation, “The hidden beauty of pollination,” with an important introduction by the film’s creator, Louie Schwartzberg:



Categories: Photography, video content

17 replies

  1. Amazing! Absolutely amazing! Thanks PT!!

  2. Forwarding to my home schooled grandkinders…wouldn’t want them to miss this….thank you!

    • I chuckled at the early sequence where the hummingbird, facing the camera, rises unexpectedly from behind the orange blossom (shown in the lower picture behind the credit). It reminded me of all those dramatic but trite movie scenes where a helicopter rises unexpectedly from behind a hill.

  3. Beautiful! That loop the looping hummingbird was amazing!

  4. Reblogged this on The She Chronicles and commented:
    There’s beauty in life and then there’s BEAUTY in life. My favorite part just so happens to be around 2:40 where it just so happens to show beautiful BATS!

  5. Stunning stuff! And even that’s is a snail’s pace compared to the speed of our minds!

“I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.” ~ Cornel West

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