Schwartzberg: Nature’s Beauty Slowed Down

I want to share something with you that is not from my yard and home for once. When I discover something external that brings joy and gratitude to my own life, it is hard not to pass it on.

I first learned about Louie Schwartzberg last summer while away from our natural yard and creek setting and lusting for daily injections of nature.  When I watched Wings of Life for the first time at the apartment, I fell in love with hummingbirds and bats all over again.  Did you know the bumblebee emits a perfect concert pitch with her wings in order to uniquely extract the tomato’s pollen? No other bee does this!

Schwartzberg’s ability to slow down these animals and insects through high-speed filmography highlights the unique relationship between these creatures and the flower, through a story told from the perspective of the flower (narrated by Meryl Streep). It struck a chord within my nature-loving heart.

If you are a lover of the pollinators — bees, bats, butterflies, birds — you will really love this.  Watch the 7-minute TED Talk excerpt below, four minutes of which are hi-def clips from his films.

Oh! to watch the hummingbird and his twisty-turny ways!  Turn up the volume.

It is wondrous nature, slowed down and appreciated right up close, in a way that only time-lapse and high-speed film can capture.

Got Netflix?

Look for his ‘Moving Art’ series, nature time-lapse
and music streaming right to your screen for the best
background TV noise ever.

11 thoughts on “Schwartzberg: Nature’s Beauty Slowed Down

    1. Haha! I almost forgot what it’s like to have allergies. I “out-grew” them about 4 years ago — lucky me I guess. Glad you enjoyed it. When the streaming series comes out on DVD (it hasn’t yet), we will wear it out.


    1. Our kids absolutely love Wings of Life. There were so many awe-inspiring moments of that film. I can’t believe the captures he was able to get; must have waited long stretches of time. Happy Easter, Jocelyn!


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