June Kingsbury

Leaf lily

Water Lily House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom

Category Finalists 2 – World Botanic Gardens

I found this leaf from the Santa Cruz water lily (Victoria cruziana) floating upside down and loved the reflection of the roof struts in the water. The Santa Cruz water lily was originally discovered in 1801 in Bolivia, and named after Queen Victoria. The reflections of the roof of the Water Lily House mimic the ribs of the leaf.

Canon EOS 40D, 18-55mm lens