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These Gifs Of Flowers Blooming Are Insanely Satisfying

Warning: you may be unable to look away.

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Ah, nature.

Greg Krehel

It's majestic AF.

Greg Krehel

And watching this video of Echinopsis cactus flowers blooming is one of the most satisfying ways to enjoy it from the confines of your florescent-lit cubicle.

"While I’ve always love cacti and other succulents," Greg Krehel, the video’s creator, told BuzzFeed Life, "my interest in Echinopsis took off a little over two years back when I realized just how dramatic they can be."

Greg Krehel

"Not just dramatic, but outrageous," he said. "Big numbers of flowers blooming on a single plant. Flowers in colors so garish that the hybrids’ kooky names (like 'Antimatter' and 'Toxic Waste') seem, if anything, to be understatements."

So despite the fact that he's not a professional photographer, Krehel bought a DSLR and set out to capture their beauty.

He said the flowers all open overnight and only stay at their peak beauty for a couple of hours before they begin to fade.

Most of his shoots last for about 10 hours, but some last longer so he can capture the flowers for an extra day or two.

"Over the course of the 10-72 hours, I’ll capture 800 to 5,000 images," Krehel said.

Greg Krehel

Krehel said the response to the video and images has been incredibly positive.

(Are you feeling more chill yet?)

"It seems most people have never seen a cactus flower, much less these crazy Echinopsis cacti where a 4-inch tall cacti can have a dozen 5-inch diameter flowers bloom on it," he said.

Greg Krehel

Ahhhhhhh. So dramatic.

Greg Krehel
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