Internal Fibrous Structure of the Prickly Pear
Posted on June 24, 2011
- Canon EOS 50D, South Africa
- abstract, Africa, Free State, Memel, nature, photography, photos, plant, texture, travel, vacation
This photo was taken of the very same Prickly Pear, which has featured in the previous two posts (here & here). It has, sadly, suffered some fire damage on a few of the lower pads.
Veld-fires in the interior of South Africa are a common occurrence in the cold and dry winter months. Average rainfall is negligible, resulting in tinder-box conditions.
However, this does at least give me an opportunity to see the internal fibrous structure of this mighty plant.
Nr Memel, Free State – June, 2011