21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Forest iris

Bloomig Iris iniflora (single-flower iris) is on the photo. This flower is common in our oak forests (Middle Amur, Far East of Russia). Behind the photo you can read the story of our Amur spring, when small, squat irises start to bloom in oak forests in May. Newly blossomed flowers illuminated by the morning sun are especially beautiful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: NIKON D5600
Copyright: © Tatiana Parilova