15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Aperia resembles an otherworldly flower in bloom. The name comes from the Latin "aperio" which means open. The miniature composition is made out of organic gels and captured in cross-polarized light.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: London, Canada
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Ela Kurowska