16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Queen of the Night

The night-blooming cereus (NBC), a cactus native to the Sonoran Desert, blooms only one night during the year, and the blossoms disappear early the next morning.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © james burton