Photographer Captures Spectacular Images of Shattering Flowers

Photo by: Martin Klimas
"First you need really beautiful and complex flowers," Klimas said of his process. He usually uses roses.... more 
Photo by: Martin Klimas
"First you need really beautiful and complex flowers," Klimas said of his process. He usually uses roses. less 
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Tue, Sep 10, 2013 2:57 PM EDT
With his high-speed camera, German photographer Martin Klimas often combines art and science. He's photographed vegetables bursting, flower vases cracking, and porcelain figurines breaking apart at impact. This time, Klimas captured colorful, exploding flowers in a series titled, "Rapid Bloom." "I wanted to bring the inside of the blossom outside," Klimas told Yahoo Shine. Check out these spectacular photos featuring delicate flowers shattering and forming amazing abstract art with pieces of vibrant pink, red, and yellow petals filling the images. -- Ali Swank