October 25, 2014

October 25, 2014

The Blue Universe

Photograph by Hiroki Kondu

About 4.5 million Nemophila menziesii—a California wildflower commonly known as baby blue eyes—carpet the hills at Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan. According to photographer Hiroki Kondu, who calls this landscape “the blue universe,” the flowers peak from the end of April to the first week of May.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.


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