19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Globally rare event of a corpse flower in bloom

Planted in 2006, the last time this corpse flower bloomed was in 2014. Once it opens the smell is like that of a corpse. That’s where it gets its name. You can even see swarms of flies nearby.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Loxahatchee, Florida, United States of America
Camera: SM-N950U
Copyright: © Sara Phillips