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June 24, 2009

Cape Town fynbos – Flickr pic of the day

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This picture, capturing the beauty of Cape Town’s flora, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Warren Rohner aka warrenski.

Warren says, “I was out hiking the 10km Noordhoek Circuit route at Silvermine Nature Reserve with some friends in mid-spring of 2006.

“At some point after the trail’s halfway mark I spotted this wonderful bush of fynbos flowers in full bloom, reaching upwards towards the sun. I didn’t spend much time composing the shot – it was just one of those lucky point-and-shoot miracles.”

Fynbos, meaning “fine bush”, is a unique and strikingly beautiful group of flora endemic to a small section of the Western Cape of South Africa. There are only six floral kingdoms in the world, and fynbos not only constitutes one kingdom (the smallest) all on its own, but is the only one occurring entirely within one country.

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Image © Warren Rohner aka warrenski 2009

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