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These Photos of Seeds and Fruits Are Works of Art!

 Not many of us give a second thought to seeds. But British photographer Levon Biss is fascinated by them and reveals their unexpected beauty to the world through his lens. His photo series The Hidden Beauty of Seeds and Fruits gives us a close-up look at the many unique specimens housed at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden.

The photographer couldn’t help but marvel at the unique shapes and structures of different fruits and seeds. For instance, the world's largest seed, the coco de mer, can weigh over 50 pounds (22.6 kg) and measure up to three feet (36 inches) in circumference. And its details, which are otherwise hidden to the naked eye, are even more remarkable. Then there’s the candlestick banksia, which has an exterior that looks like dried noodles. Biss has captured the intricate details of many more such seeds in his photo series using a technique called photo stacking.

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It was no easy task, as the photographer had to sort through hundreds of thousands of specimens to choose the final 117 that was selected for his book. The initial selections were based on aesthetics, and eventually, he hopes that his works will become an educational tool to generate interest and awareness in people about nature and the environment.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the best works of Levon Biss from his photo series.

1. Coco de mer (Lodoicea maldivica) - commonly known as the sea coconut

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, sea coconut
Image source: Levon Biss

2. Candlestick Banksia (Banksia attenuata)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Candlestick Banksia
Image source: Levon Biss

3. Firewood banksia (Banksia menziesii)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits,  Firewood banksia
Image source: Levon Biss

4. Jacquemonts hazel (Corylus jacquemontii)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Jacquemonts hazel
Image source: Levon Biss

5. Bofiyu (Esenbeckia cornuta)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Bofiyu
Image source: Levon Biss

6. Field manioc (Zeyheria montana)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, field manioc
Image source: Levon Biss

7. Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Dutchman's pipe
Image source: Levon Biss

8. Himalayan pear (Pyrus pashia)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Himalayan pear
Image source: Levon Biss

9. Melembu (Pterocymbium tinctorium)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Melembu
Image source: Levon Biss

10. Rosary pea (Abrus precatorius)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Abrus precatorius
Image source: Levon Biss

11. Singhara nut (Trapa natans) - also known as water chestnut

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Singhara nut
Image source: Levon Biss

12. Birthwort (Aristolochia) - also called Dutchman's pipe

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Birthwort
Image source: Levon Biss

13. Two-Spined Singhara Nut (Trapa natans var. bispinosa)

Photos of Seeds and Fruits, Two-Spined Singhara Nut
Image source: Levon Biss
Check out more works of the photographer on his Instagram Page
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