Insect films at Rotterdam Wildlife Film Festival

This is a video about dragonflies by Andy Holt from Britain.

At the Wildlife Film Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands will be films on various animals, including insects.

The festival organisers write about this Andy Holt film:

Dragonflies are a colourful and distinctive feature of fresh water habitats. While many of us think of the colourful acrobatic aerial hunter, this is only a small part of a dragonfly’s life-cycle. This 15 minute film charts the dragonfly’s life story and highlights some of the surprising adaptations adopted by different species.

This video is called A Passion of Gold and Fire (trailer) 2015.

The festival organisers write about this film:

A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.

This German language video by Dr. Kurt Mündl from Austria is about bumblebees.

The festival organisers write about an English language film by the same filmmaker on the same subject:

They are chubbier, fuzzier and more leisurely than their sisters, the bees. They are a lot less aggressive and awe-inspiring than their cousins, the wasps. Compared to honey bees, these social insects have long been poorly researched, though they‘re at home in temperate regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere and South America.

A few tropical species form colonies lasting several years, but elsewhere only the summer‘s new queens survive into next spring. Macro and high-speed cinematography allow us to witness their behaviour, understand their biology, experience their unique abilities and leave us in awe of these droll little harbingers of spring.

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