Shutterstock contributor Daniel Hurst has been known to spend serious amounts of time experimenting with high-speed cameras. When he told us he wanted to capture flowers "exploding in slow motion at high frame rates," we quickly made plans to document the project — which included using a 22 caliber rifle to blast the flowers after freezing them in liquid nitrogen.

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