ALBANY PITCHER PLANT

ALBANY PITCHER PLANT

CEPHALOTUS FOLLICULARIS

The insectivorous Albany pitcher plant (Cephalotus follicularis) is endemic to the southwest corner of Western Australia. The pitcher contains a liquid that attracts insects and the ribbed hairy runways make it easy for them to enter. Once trapped inside the pitcher, the insect drowns and is digested.

Northcliffe, Western Australia

Pentax K-3, Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro, 0.8, f/16, ISO 200, tripod, remote release

by Bill McClurg