18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Musa acuminata

This photograph is part of a series I am working on. The giant leaves of Musa acuminata are beautiful in their own right. At first glance, this image may appear to be a picture of cloth; upon closer examination you realize each "fold" is actually a vein and that the giant "crease" is the stem of the leaf. We are viewing the leaf from below as sunshine backlights the simple beauty.

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Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: None, United States of America
Copyright: © Michael Kearley