Caption: Welwitschia plant (Welwitschia mirabilis). This plant is endemic to the Namib desert. It is very long-lived, with the oldest plant believed to be 2,500 years old. It has only two leaves which become frayed and torn in the desert winds. It survives by absorbing moisture from cool air. Filmed in the Namib Desert, Namibia.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: africa, african, arid adapted, biological, biology, botanical, botany, close-up, detail, endemic, evergreen, flora, gymnosperm, living fossil, long-live, namib desert, namibia, nature, plant, succulent, welwitschia mirabilis, welwitschia plant

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.

Welwitschia mirabilis

K003/1558 Rights Managed

Downloadable master

Duration: 00:00:28.06

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 1.4G


Capture format: DVCPRO HD

Codec: Photo - JPEG

Interlaced: Yes

Please contact Science Photo Library if you require the original, or other formats.


Save watermarked comp

Request un-watermarked file

Price clip Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator