Caption: Close-up of the flower of a bee orchid (Ophrys sp.). This flower is shaped like a female bee, and releases a bee pheromone that attracts males. The male bees get covered in pollen while trying to copulate with the flower. Filmed in Stackpole, Wales, UK.

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Keywords: 20 seconds or greater, beauty in nature, bee orchid, biology, botany, british, close up, day, deception, differential focus, europe, european, flower, gb, great britain, mimic, mimickry, nature, nobody, ophrys sp, orchid, orchidaceae, outdoors, plant, pollination, pseudocopulation, purple, sexual, uk, united kingdom, wales, welsh, wild flower, wildflower

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Bee orchid flower

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Duration: 00:00:20.01

Frame size: 1920x1080

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