When I’m travelling and see an unusual plant I try to remember to add a sense of scale to at least one of my shots. Here are two interesting fungi, one is tiny and the other huge.
Indian Pipe flower (also known as Corpse Flower) seen on a Cheakamus Lake hike in British Columbia.
And in Malaysia, the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia, is about four feet across. So this isn’t really a macro shot, merely a close-up. The Rafflesia is a type of fungus or mushroom, and reeks of rotten meat in order to attract flies. From its stench it should have been the one called ‘Corpse Flower’, and taking a photo this close was quite the olfactory experience.
Adding some scale to the Indian Pipe flower.
Adding some scale to the Rafflesia. More of Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale
love the muddy feet in the flower photo. That would be me too!
The mud was so thick and gooey it sucked the shoes right off our feet and we ended trekking barefoot through the jungle, trying not to think of snakes and other jungle dwellers!
Wow, what perfect shots for the challenge, although I’d be happy to avoid that stench. 🙂
It was pretty hard getting close enough for a close-up!
amazing flower !!!! Was it really smelly ? 🙂
they smell like rotten meat – flies love it!
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