Photographer's Note

Namibia does not enjoy a spring season like many parts of the world. Our climate is too harsh for delicate spring flowers but when the Namib’s unpredictable floral beauty reveals itself, just after a good rainfall, there is not a plant which is quicker to flower or more striking than devil's thorn with its yellow flowers. Open patches, especially in dune valleys, are then taken over by dense, creeping runners that add centimetres to their length each day. Thousands of bright yellow flowers of varying sizes quickly catch one's eye, because wet sand is a luxary which must be utilised immediately for successful reproduction. Tribulus terrestris and T. zeyheri with their smaller and larger flowers respectively, contribute in varying degrees to the sea of flowers

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