Giant Spanish Dagger

We’ve had a Giant Spanish Dagger (Yucca faxoniana) in our backyard for a few years, and for the first time it’s started to bloom. It’s about 8 feet tall. The flower stalk is growing an inch or two a day.

For the photos below, I mounted my camera on a monopod with a wide angle lens. I used a 10 second timer delay, pressed the shutter, and positioned the camera near the flower stalk in time for the shutter release.