Just in Time for Spring: the Hidden Beauty of Pollination

It’s a good time to revisit this 2011 TED talk by Louie Schwartzberg. He is a time-lapse nature photographer whose work is all about what we cannot see. In this talk he zeroes in on pollinators--hummingbirds, bees, bats, and butterflies--and how colony collapse disorder is possibly the most serious problem we face today. He reminds the viewer that we are not separate from nature; we depend on pollinators for over a third of the produce that we consume. Schwartzberg created a time-lapse video dedicated to pollinators (a clip of which plays at the end of the talk), and was motivated to do so by his belief in protecting what we fall in love with.

Public Domain image via Wikimedia Commons 

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