20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

I love the shapes and colors of lotus flowers and their seed pods. My uncle was a big proponent of native wetland plants, he used to carry lotus seeds and a slingshot. When he saw a pond, he'd shoot in a couple of lotus seeds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Metropolis, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Gerri Whitley