• Aperture: ƒ/25
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 4 December, 2014 08:29
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/25
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 4 December, 2014 08:29
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/25
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 4 December, 2014 08:29
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s

There are many species of passion flower in Pantanal, and unfortunately I have passed bright red ones by car, hoping to see the species later, but have not. I will have to come back for them 🙂

SouthWild Pantanal has a few species and this one reminds me of one I saw on the Galapagos islands the Galápagos passion flower (Passiflora foetida galapagensis). Unfortunately that one was not in bloom as was the case here in Pantanal.

Stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida)
Passionflowers has fascinated me for a long time, both by their incredibly diverse shapes and expressions of beauty and not to mention scent, but also because they can live in such different environments – ranging from dense tropical jungle or harsh savannas like the high plateau of La Gran Sabana in Venezuela.

Stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida)
I didn’t test the resin by smell or touch, so I cannot say whether or not I agree that it’s as stinking or interesting scent. But the fact is that lots of insects get stuck in the resin that would otherwise devour the flower and leaves. Some might even be deterred by the scent.

  • Aperture: ƒ/25
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s