CRISTINA PEDRAZZINI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CRISTINA PEDRAZZINI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Lotus flowers (Nelumbo sp.) in a pond. The lotus flower is a member of the water-lily family, but, unlike water lilies, lotus leaves do not lie flat on the water. Photographed in the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, in the Pamplemousses district of Port Louis, Mauritius.
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