Lily fields

An interesting phenomenon occurs in some parts of Namibia after a summer rains. A huge fields of lilies grow in a ground depressions/flats where rain water collects. One of such fields was observed in Southern Namibia in the area of town Maltahohe. The pictures were taken on 15 February 2005.

The lilies field is estimated at 800 ha, the local guide informed that it occurs once in 3-5 years. The last occurrence was in summer of 2002.

It is interesting to note that a beetle, endemic to the area, also resides where lilies grow and disappears together with it. Locals call it "Elephant Beetle".

Exact location: end of the road D861 (Maltahohe area), around 3 km off the road, gate on the right hand side.

 

 

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