Nature made them for the very purpose
of looking nice!
Growing in very wet locations, the
Chilco is the original fuchsia, from which garden fuchsias were derived.
This photo won a prize in a contest.
Very common in Chile's forests.
A tree of Australian origin, after
being introduced here it has expanded like a plague. But surely it is beautiful!
The flower balls have a diameter of about
Photographed in a very special location:
Another common Chilean flower.
Detail of some notro flowers.
This plant climbs up on trees in the
rain forest of southern Chile.
That's just the name. Nature did not
use that material! This flower is very small. The droplet hanging in it
can serve as size reference!
This hardy plant is one of the first
flowering colonists of newly formed lava surfaces. It shares them mostly
A relative of the onion, it is one
of the best known exhibits of the famed flowering desert, a phenomenon
which happens in average once every ten years, when unusually intense rain
raises the southern rim of the Atacama desert from its accustomed sleep
to a frenzy of life.
It's no sin to take the color out
of a flower by backlighting, every now and then!
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