“The Hidden Beauty of Seeds and Fruits”: Photographer Captures Seeds Close Up
Coco de mer (Lodoicea maldivica)
As a boy, my main interest in nature was finding the tallest tree to climb,” says the British photographer Levon Biss. However, after travelling the world, his curiosity shifted to nature’s most minuscule structures.
For his photo series The Hidden Beauty of Seeds and Fruits, Biss immersed himself in the collections housed at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, sifting through its 3,500 historical specimens.
“I was stunned by the variety of designs that exist to disperse seeds. Some are truly ingenious,” he says, singling out the hairy-stemmed electric shock plant, “an innocent-looking seed pod until an animal (or human) decides to bite!”
Field manioc (Zeyheria montana)
Melembu (Pterocymbium tinctorium)
Giant banksia (Banksia grandis)
Bofiyu (Esenbeckia cornuta)
Flanders poppy (Papaver rhoeus)
Yangua (Cybistax antisyphilitica)
Rosary pea (Abrus precatorius)
Electric shock plant (Blumebachia insignia)