20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ghost Orchid

The image is of a ghost orchid which is one of the rarest orchids in the world. In the USA, this orchid can only be found in one area, Florida's southwest. The orchid blooms only in June July and is protected by law. It lives in secluded swampy areas not easily locatable.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Fl, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Bruce Bain