The Sexual Deception of Orchids

Nearly 28,000 species of orchid grow all around the world, bearing every imaginable color, shape and pattern. There’s a cunning purpose behind these elaborate displays: many orchids trick insects into pollinating, sometimes even into having sex with them. How do they deploy these deceptive tactics?

  • Regissør:Mette Ilene Holmriis
  • Land:Denmark, 2019
  • Tid:5m 24s
  • Type: 2d
  • Produksjon:Gerta Xhelo
  • Animasjon:Mette Ilene Holmriis
  • Company: TED-ed

Director and animator Mette Ilene Holmriis graduated in 2009 from the Animation Workshop in Denmark. Since 2010 she has been living in Berlin from where she is working freelance for a number of countries on a vast number of different projects from low budget games to big feature film productions. Lately she has been directing a series of films for TED’s educational channel.