Hidden in our unique office cubicles and air-conditioned buildings, the outside world may seem like a thing of the past, but the next time you’re out hiking stop a second to smell the roses. Mother Earth has spawned a number of strange creatures, but one of the most puzzling is carnivorous plants.
They come in a number of forms, from flypaper and snap traps to pitfall and lobster-pot traps, but they all make the skin crawl. While they may look alien and almost threatening in their passive stance, Joni Niemela sees things differently.
This photographer is entranced by the carnivorous plant Drosera and lives to capture their alien-like presence. These bright, vibrant plants are beautiful, there’s no doubt about it. Just don’t get too close. Curiosity killed the cat you know.