Portrait plant photographer captures Cape Town’s ‘weird and wonderful’ flora

The Argyroderma theartii succulent has bright purple-pink flowers during the early winter months, and is one of Domingues’ favorites. Credit: Filipa Domingues

Warm, soft morning light streams across the leafy seaside suburb of Noordhoek in Cape Town, illuminating the garden of Filipa Domingues. Plants of the most fascinating shapes and sizes grow here, ready for their close-up.

filmmaker and photographer, Domingues has made it her mission to document these unique plants — the weirder, the better, she says — sharing them with the world via her popular Instagram account.

“I specifically photograph succulent plants that are endemic or indigenous to South Africa,” she tells CNN.

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