Did you know that Guatemalan’s National Flower, the Monja Blanca [white nun] is an orchid? If you like orchids, flowers or gardening, Guatemala is paradise since you indulge in your passion year round. Seven hundred species of orchids out of 1,000 are actually native to Guatemala.
I did some photos of orchids as part the coverage of the 2nd National Orchid Exhibition in Antigua Guatemala where over 800 orchids are on displays for the next four days at the Museo de Arte Colonial, formerly the building of the Universidad de San Carlos de Borromeo. As part of the photo taking process I learned that Guatemala has over 700 native species of orchids. That number makes Guatemala THE orchid country.
If you can read Spanish and would like to learn how these photographs were made, visit my post about orchids and how to photograph them with a light sandwich.
If you would like to look at larger version of these orchids or to purchase a high quality print, visit my orchid gallery at: http://photos.rudygiron.com/orchids
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