Watch a Delicate Dance Between Flowers and Insects

Umwelt is defined as "the world as it is experienced by a particular organism." It's a word often used in relation to ethology, the study of animal—and human—behavior. This short experimental film by Yoshiyuki Katayama is a composite of time-lapse videos of flourishing flowers with real-time insect imagery.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

Watch a Delicate Dance Between Flowers and Insects

Umwelt is defined as "the world as it is experienced by a particular organism." It's a word often used in relation to ethology, the study of animal—and human—behavior. This short experimental film by Yoshiyuki Katayama is a composite of time-lapse videos of flourishing flowers with real-time insect imagery.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.