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Vellozia glauca (Mauricio Mercadante)

Only a few days, perhaps weeks a year this species produces huge and wonderful flowers. I was very grateful to be here at the very end of this short period. Otherwise I would have only seen these leaves. Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Vellozia glauca (Mauricio Mercadante)

On my way into Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park, a tiny protected area on the immensely diverse Cerrado of Brazil, I saw this colorful flash of pink in the corner of my eye. Then another one, and I immediately had to stop the car and explore this huge flower. My very first encounter of this […]