Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind
The first ever Panda award winner for cinematography at Wildscreen 1982, Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind provides a visually stunning exploration of the intriguing and intimate world of plant propagation.
Reproduction is a crafty enterprise in the plant kingdom, and the Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) team use outstanding macro-photographic techniques to capture plant-pollinator relationships in all their bizarre glory, revealing a world rife with trickery, cunning impersonations and self-promotion. Flowers emit the pungent smell of rotting flesh, rodents are enticed by sweet smelling nectar and hammer orchids forcibly restrain male bees, pinning them down to glue pollen grains to their thorax.
OSF, renowned for their thorough academic approach to natural history filmmaking, bring to life the extraordinary world of reproductive botany, using impressive technical photography. Combining close-up, time lapse and slow motion techniques the production offers a captivating glimpse into the seductive sexual encounters commonly exploited by the floral kind.