We don’t usually get to witness the movements of plants and fungi, which happen so slowly that we don’t notice it with our naked eyes. But these timelapse videos speed up the process, letting us appreciate the sometimes graceful growing and dying of these organisms.

Spring Awakening, shot in Poland by Artur Homan

Life cycle of the Rose of Jericho, filmed by Neil Bromhall

Blooming flowers

The lifecycle of fly agaric

The Coolest Nature Video Ever, edited by Roen Horn, 2013

Amazing Nature, by Le Minh Hieu, 2014

Various fungi from BBC Planet Earth series

Venus flytraps

Biolapse, a timelapse of carnivorous plants

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