An excerpt from the feature documentary by Louie Schwartzberg following notable mycologist, Paul Stamets, as he discusses the important role mushrooms play in the survival and health of the earth and human species.
Mmm mushrooms. I’m cooking some up tonight to have on our steak.
Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.
My favourite moments in this clip are when the hummingbird spins while chasing the bee and then the shot of the baby bat clinging to its mother while she works at collecting pollen. So sweet.
A friend of mine on Facebook shared this video and I couldn’t not pass it on to you. You may have seen it but it’s worth watching over and over just for the visual alone. I love TED talks so I wasn’t at all surprised this was one. My favourite so far! Thanks for sharing it Dan!
Louie Schwartzberg is an award winning cinematographer, director and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for film, television, commercials and documentaries. He is the only cinema photographer who has been literally shooting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years! Life is a gift.
“Open your heart to all these blessings and let them flow through you, that everyone you will meet on this day will be blessed by you, just by your eyes, by your smile, by your touch, just by your presence. Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you, then it will really be a good day.”