More orchids

Just because they are so beautiful, two more orchids. This is more how I expect orchids to look like. Often very difficult to identify (which goes for every plant species in my case) as they regularly interbreed. Also very picky themselves, apparently not concerning their partner, but for the place where they grow. They often need a specific fungus in the soil to help them collect nutrients. No fungus, no orchid…

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This time I wasn’t really looking at their taxonomy or ecology, but was more looking at their beauty. Nice colourful flower in an otherwise green world.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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