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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Endangered Beauty ( Fairy Slipper, Calypso Bulbosa Orchid)

This tiny orchid truly is the size of the perfect Fairy slipper. Delicate pink, with elements of woodland fragrance, this secretive gem surfaces under the protective cloak of pine boughs to bring a brief breath of beauty to the forest floor. Capturing this orchid was an enchanting experience. On a returned visit sad to say the area was logged and the orchids lost.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Peachland, Canada
Camera: TG-4
Copyright: © Maggie Laxton