Drosera, commonly known as the sundews, is one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants, including more than 194 species that lure, capture, and digest insects by using glands that cover their leaves. In photographer Joni Niemelä‘s gorgeous images, these individual droplets shine with exquisitely-speckled details, adding a mystical feel to the hungry plant. Below are some photos of Niemelä’s photo series about sundrew and you can find more on your website.
When talk about polar bear, we always connect them with some snowy and icy environment and barely think about these majestic beasts in any other environments as the seasons change. Hence, when you actually see the photos of them play in flower field, you might think there is something wrong. But these are real. No matter how short the summer is in the northern aera, there is summer and there is blooms, just like the bloom in desert. When the right time comes, polar bear can also get a chance to enjoy the sunshine and blossoms. Wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Fast are lucky to witness this scene by his own eyes and generously share it with us. According to Dennis “Surrounded by bright flowers, the playful bears can be seen rolling around, napping, and poking their heads up amongst the blooms.” Take a look at below awesome photos and if you want to see more of Dennis’s work of polar bear, check out his books Princess: A Special Polar Bear, Touch the Arctic, and Wapusk: White Bear of the North.
Lavender, the little purple flower is not only used as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, but also for use as culinary herbs or commercially for the extraction of essential oils. Because of its usage, it has been widely cultivated in temperate climates area like France, England and India. The small flower itself might not as impressive as other ornamental flower, but when you see the whole lavender fields in full bloom, you might be totally speechless by the magnificent scene. Here, we have rounded up some of the most spectacular lavender-filled meadows in the world. Hope to see these scene personally one day.
Photo source: Loïc Lagarde
Blue, purple, black, various colors and shapes, fungi’s world is more attractive than flowers for some people but the only problem is they are too humble to be in the spotlight. But thanks to the people like Steve Axford (previously) who use their cameras to bring the magical world of fungi in front of our eyes. Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he often has to travel no further than his own “back yard” to make some of the discoveries you see here. And Axford believe that some of the mushrooms he finds may never have been documented by scientists before!