Moth orchid in UV light

Moth orchid in UV light

B535/1211 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.7MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Uv Flowers


Caption: Moth orchid in UV light. Photograph of moth orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.) flowers coloured to show areas that reflect (pale areas) or absorb (dark areas) ultraviolet (UV) light. The UV pattern, known as a 'nectar guide', is thought to help attract pollinating insects, which can see in UV light. This image was taken on a digital camera adapted to filter and detect UV light. The resulting monochrome image was coloured on a computer. UV light is invisible to humans and does not have a true colour. See image B535/1210 for normal daylight version.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: angiosperm, angiosperms, biological, biology, botanical, botany, bull's-eye, coloured, countryside, duo, electromagnetic spectrum, europe, european, false-coloured, flora, floral, flower, flowers, garden, honey guide, inflorescence, mark, marks, moth orchid, nature, nectar guide, orchid, orchids, pair, petal, petals, phalaenopsis, plant, pollination, spectrum, two, ultraviolet, uv, uv absorbance, uv absorbing, uv pattern, uv photography, uv reflectance, uv reflecting

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.