Sunday, 23 March 2014

Food from the veld

Representatives of 3 genera of cucurbits fruiting together after an exceptionally good rainfall year in the Kalahari desert. The fruits of all 3 of these arid-adapted species store large quantities of water and are utilized extensively by many desert animals, as well as local indigenous people. Here from the Mier Rural AreaNorthern Cape.
Source: EcoPort Picture Databank

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