My 1st macro photo with over 500 000 views on Flickr: “Blow flies pollinating a Stapelia grandiflora flower” from Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa.
The flies are being tricked by the flower, and their maggot eggs won’t survive as the flower will die soon (and the flower is not really a suitable host or food for the maggots).
My latest Nature Photography Book project just went live.
My book on “Namaqualand and the Richtersveld” in South Africa, is now on the Apple iBookstore.
Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysididae) pollinating Euphorbia flowers, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.
A tiny (about 1 cm) Cuckoo Wasp (family Chrysididae) pollinating Euphorbia succulent flowers (Winter, July 2006, South Africa).