Beautiful Timelapse Video of Dozens of Brightly Colored Cactus Flowers Blooming and Wilting

Self-proclaimed “one-trick pony” filmmaker EchinopsisFreak has created a compilation of dozens of his stunning echinopsis cactus timelapses, which chart the blooming of beautifully colored flowers set against a stark black backdrop. Once they’ve bloomed, the flowers only exist for a short time before they begin to wilt.

Echinopsis cactus flowers bloom overnight and the flowers last for only a day. Actually, the flowers are at their peak beauty for an hour or two at the most. That’s what turned me from a cactus enthusiast into a cactus photographer