The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed.

At first glance one might think this flower is missing petals, but not so! This is the design – why I wonder.

  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s