What This Photographer and Biology Teacher Sees When She Looks at Orchids Is Quite Amazing

By Benjamin Kim, Epoch Times

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)


Angry creature

Ophrys speculum (Ana Retamaro)