With our lunch packed and camera charged, me and Gabby were ready for a special hike in the Black River Gorges, one of the main national parks of Mauritius.
As passionate nature photographers, no wonder that even after several hours we were still not far from the starting point taking pictures of these gorgeous bamboo orchids (Arundina graminifolia). The rain didn’t discouraged us as this was a great opportunity to see the orchids in bloom. So we waited on the main path, exposed to the wind and rain.
We also came across several species of tiny orchids. Their shapes made us thought of funny names such as “the dancer” or “the little man”. Some of them are native species.
When we reached the canopy, we were amazed by how small little flowers brought light in the forest. They are called White Star of Bethlehem (Laurentia longiflora).