Award-winning photographer Ana Retamero is a high-school biology teacher and diver. She takes pictures on a micro-scale, which requires meticulous attention to detail. Her love of the natural world is reflected in the photographs she takes which feature flowers, under sea photography and textured close-ups of ice and snow.
Many of the photographs of orchids Ana takes resemble real living creatures while others simply look bizarre. we’ve selected some of our favourites below. Have a look and see if you see what we can see.
This orchid looks like a strange singing creature
Ophrys bombyliflora (Ana Retamaro)
A man wearing a hat?
Orchis italica (Ana Retamaro)
A pink baboon
Laxiflora (Ana Retamaro)
An amused creature
Ophrys tenthredinifera (Ana Retamaro)
Eerie men with helmets
Orchis antropophora (Ana Retamaro)
The happy bee
Apifera (Ana Retamaro)
Another happy bee?
Ophrys scolopax (Ana Retamaro)
Long nosed smiling men
Himantoglossum robertianum (Ana Retamaro)
Ophrys speculum (Ana Retamaro)