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Lilies of the Flood
Photograph by David Doubilet

The serrated leaves of night lilies hover in the shallow waters of the delta. Unlike day lilies—the other prominent lily of the Okavango—the creamy yellow flower of the night lily opens from late afternoon to early morning. To insure pollination, the lilies attract and capture insects with sticky fluid in their flowers, while their long winding stems provide a forest of cover for numerous species of small minnows.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 400
Lens: 16mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: HMI lights


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