13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flower Portrait Queen of the Night Cactus

These flowers start opening at around sunset and close at sunrise just before the bees come for breakfast. The full bloom is around 11pm when this photo was taken Although a full moon I add a small flash light source for added detail atmosphere

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX S200
Copyright: © jp davies