The spectacle that was Amorphophallus titan (titan arum or corpse flower) at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. For its brief 3-day peak flowering period, visitors flocked from all around to view the giant flower and smell the scent of rotting meat. The latter element of the attraction resulting in this flower being christened 'New Reekie' (new smelly) [a historical term for Edinburgh is 'Auld Reekie' (old smelly)]. Over 5000 people visited titan arum on the weekend of peak flowering alone.
Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), Scotland, United Kingdom
Photographer: Jason Gilchrist