20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
X-Ray into its soul

This is a cross-section of a sunflower. It shows how the familiar sunflower seeds are actually created by the parts that burst out of the face of the flower, with the seeds underneath waiting to come out. A different point of view for your common, garden variety sunflower.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Jarrettsville, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 13 Pro Max
Copyright: © Colleen McCloskey