Orchids - Ophrys

Wild orchids have long been a special area of both my photography and academic work. In 1983 I published my first book - Wild Orchids of Britain & Europe with Anthony Huxley. It became a standard work for the next decade since then, I have photographed many more orchids both European terrestrials and tropical species from around the world, written numerous articles and led countless tours for those keen on finding and photographing. The galleries show only a small selection of the material on file.
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Ophrys sphegodes ssp garganica (Ophrys passionis ssp passionis)
Ophrys sphegodes ssp garganica (Ophrys passionis ssp passionis)
Ophrys sphegodes ssp majellensis (Ophrys passionis ssp majellensis)
Hybrid betwen the Bee orchid and Bertolonii's orchid (Ophrys apifera x O bertolonii = O.x vespertilio)
Ophrys apifera (Bee Orchid) var bicolor
Ophrys apifera (Bee Orchid) var bicolor
Ophrys apifera (Bee Orchid) var bicolor
Ophrys apifera (Bee Orchid) var bicolor
Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) showing opportunistic spider ready to trap insect visitors
Ophrys fuciflora (Late Spider Orchid)
Hybrid Bee orchid x late spider orchid (Ophrys apifera X O.fuciflora = O.x albertiana)
Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) showing opportunistic spider ready to trap insect visitors
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