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Namibian Eden by hougaard Namibian Eden by hougaard
There is a 700 hectare mud pan in the Southern Region of Namibia that turns into an endless stand of lilies after the first heavy summer rains. The lilies germinate, grow and die in less than 10 days and hundreds of thousands of elephant beetles appear and dissapear with them. There hasn't been much scientific study of this unbelievable natural phenomenon, but something like this dissapears quite easily in Namibia's endless variety of mindboggling natural anomalies.

Hardap region, Namibia.

5D II
Zeiss 18mm

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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Wonderful!
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wao!!!!!
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Patricia-Lehmann Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such a stunning and captivating shot, it tells a story :) :3
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   General Artist
Absolutely stunning! :heart:
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,.... you are featured [link]
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metalmeister5582 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful image! So clean, and I love the color.
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dreamterra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
nice picture
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xbreathinginsulfurx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
looking at this picture makes me feel really warm the sun shining down and the flowers rising from the water, beautiful shot, great job
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Tupunoor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Beautiful :nod:
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SeaMoon13 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Wow, just WOW
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CrimsonButterfly4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Artist
Your photography is just AMAZING!!
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Bethany1994 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This amazing.
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NSolanki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Photographer
This is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing the light about the lilies.
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Mararda Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
I have featured this gorgeous image here:
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:)
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Feza40 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful..
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Amore-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
so amazing. its like a fairy tale! XD
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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RafiMI Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
WOW ITS STM SO MAGICAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SomethingTangled Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student General Artist
MAGICAL!
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Kioko110 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
This photograph is so ethereal, surreal. Taking in the glow and the lilies, I can't imagine what it was like to see this in person.
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! :wow:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I've featured this image in my journal here [link]
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Featured here: [link] :sun:
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tellingnotales Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this (like all your work) is breath taking!
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An amazing and most unusual capture ~ love it! :deviation: :camera: :rose: Coco
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Featured here: [link]
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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jasperclyde Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very colorful and amazing!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thank you :)
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jasperclyde Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah opportunity for me =)
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Incredibly beautiful and original photo...
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thank you :)
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Eriart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
AMAZING.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thank you :)
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Maddyjoy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Brilliant shot!!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thank you :)
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Maddyjoy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
U are most welcome!!!
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violentinephoto Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Photographer
no words...such one of the best nature photo i have seen before!!!!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
thank you:)
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violentinephoto Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Photographer
;)
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psychsg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
ah i love days like this. light rain and still sunny. just perfect
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
thank you:)
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Kullukulli Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
this is totally awesome!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
thank you:)
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Meema Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent shot. I'm seriously impressed.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Thank you:)
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Tartaritantana Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm just speechless oO This is just amazing, mesmerizing, beautiful :love:
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