Wow. The Victoria and Tropical waterlilies were amazing! The flowers were few and far between, most are night bloomers, but who cares when you have leaves like this?...
Someone (hopefully an employee) had pulled a couple leaves from the water and had them lying where you could inspect their undersides.
Pretty amazing network.
They had these pictures tacked on the info-board near the green house entrance, shows you just how strong these monster leaves are.
The place was crawling with photographers and it was a Tuesday afternoon! (I wonder what it was like on the weekend) Everyone had tripods and ultra fancy cameras. You should have seen them stare at me in disbelief when I pulled out my point-&-shoot camera out to snap a few images!
I wanted to take a picture of them all jockeying for the perfect place to capture the perfect picture. But after all it was a Tuesday afternoon and I figure at least one of them had called in sick to be there. I wouldn’t want to be responsible for publicizing their real reason for missing work, I waited for the crowd to clear and snapped this last shot.