Easy for You to Say…

These are Heliamphora Heterodoxa, or more commonly known as ant-eating plants. There’s a sugary nectar on the plant that entices the ants to crawl over and into the center. Unfortunately for the ant (or any other small insect that gets into it), rainwater also collects in the bottom. Inside the receptacle is very slippery, so the ant can’t get back out, falls into the water, and drowns.

Nature, while always beautiful, can also be harsh.

I did run a “smoothing” filter on this (although it was already pretty smooth), and I colored the one red flower, just to create a focal point in an otherwise repetitive pattern.

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