20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cactus Flower

Fuchsia petals belie the thorny cactus quills beneath this beautiful cactus flower. Blooming for only a few days in the spring these cactus flowers are open for only a day or two, then gone again until either Monsoon Season or the following spring.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Oro Valley, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: SM-G935P
Copyright: © Wallace Van Winkle