Incredible Timelapses of Flowering Cacti

Shaunacy Ferro
Screenshot via YouTube
Screenshot via YouTube / Screenshot via YouTube

Consultant Greg Krehel is really, really into cactus. Krehel cares for more than 100 different types of echinopsis cacti, a group of species native to South America with flowers that bloom within a few hours. When the vibrant cacti start to bloom, Krehel grabs his camera, shooting high-definition timelapses of the flowers blooming (and sometimes wilting) over the course of one night in a makeshift photography studio he set up in his bathroom.

His videos will give you a new appreciation for cacti:

Check out the rest of his work on YouTube and on Instagram.

[h/t: The New York Times]