Recommended; October 2011; Scientific American Magazine; by Kate Wong; 1 Page(s)
Deceptive Beauties: The World of Wild Orchids
by Christian Ziegler. University of Chicago Press, 2011
Orchids are experts in the art of seduction. They have acquired all manner of adaptations aimed at tricking insects into helping them propagate. Photographer Christian Ziegler captures these sex symbols of the plant world in 150 portraits taken on five continents in environments ranging from tropical cloud forest to semidesert.