a tough life

By: Arjen Drost

Aug 30 2014

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Category: Flora, nature, Photography, Polar

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Focal Length:235mm
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Hairy Lousewort

What always surprises me is how plants can survive in these harsh conditions. In the eastern parts of the archipelago there is only a growing season of 30 days per year. Permafrost, lack of water and nutrients, cold temperatures, the conditions are far from optimal for plants to grow. However, nearly everywhere we walk we do find plants trying to survive. Here one of those diehards, the Hairy Lousewort.


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