Cerrado Sunrise

Wildflower Landscapes
Cerrado Sunrise by Marcio Cabral

Image details - Cerrado Sunrise

Photographer: Marcio Cabral (see profile)
Competition: Competition 11
Category: Wildflower Landscapes
Location: Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil


The Paepalanthus chiquitensis is a special plant, endemic to South America with main occurrence in the cerrado region of Brazil. The plant itself is not considered endangered, however the accelerated advance of monoculture plantations (for example soya) in this region is causing concern. It is critical to shine a light on the wonder of these plants and take steps to preserve the unique beauty of the cerrado ecosystem. I intensified the natural glow of sunrise by increasing the contrast between the flowers and grass.


Overall winner - International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11