Water Lily

Water Lily by Don Rice

Image details - Water Lily

Photographer: Don Rice
Competition: Competition 10
Category: Monochrome
Location: Lake Petén Itzá, Department of Petén, Guatemala


The white water lily, Nymphaea ampla , grows from thick rhizomes along the shores of tropical lakes in Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico. Its white flowers rise above the plant’s floating leaves, which occasionally curl or roll up. Nymphaea ampla  has psychoactive properties and it is a very common subject in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican art.


1st place - Monochrome