Photo of the Day

Close view of a lotus bloom
October 9, 2011

Lotus Bloom, Maryland

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books Looking like a lemon torte on a plate of petals, a lotus blooms in a Maryland garden pool. The chartreuse circle, three inches (eight centimeters) in diameter, is dotted with 23 seed holders and ringed by immature pollen sacs. (From the upcoming National Geographic book Visions of Earth) Pre-order the book Visions of Earth » See more pictures in our monthly Visions of Earth feature » See more pictures of patterns in nature »
Photograph by Stephanie Lane, National Geographic

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