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Canyonlands Gallery Photo Desert Blooms
Photograph by Frans Lanting

Its petals opening at dusk, an evening primrose (Oenothera caespitosa) awaits a pollinating moth in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. The Colorado Plateau is a hotbed of endemic plants that have adapted to the region's desert climate and varied soils.



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Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon F6
Film Type: Fuji Velvia
Lens: 17-35mm zoom
F-Stop: f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Just before sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Unrecorded
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