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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lady of the night IV

In the courtyard of my house in Santa Cruz de la Sierra , there is a flat , elongated cactus leaves. A couple of years ago , my husband and I discovered that the leaves hung a rare , and withered flowers . I researched , and well knew the " Epiphyllum oxypetalum " . Half a year later , they returned to sprout strange flowers with " tentacles " , but this time, I attended to flourish overnight .

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Camera: DSC-H5
Copyright: © Zenaida Aldama