This yellow orchid plant is just one of the many gorgeous plants at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. These gardens are named for the fact that they have fifty different species of butterflies and moths in their indoor facility that visitors can walk through and see the creatures up close in their own habitat. They also have a number of different species of fish and birds.
The climate of the indoor section of the gardens is specially controlled to maintain a constant perfect temperature for plants and insects to survive. Over 250 species of plants are kept here and a computer controls the light, temperature, humidity and cooling section of the gardens to ensure their survival.
These gardens are a rare opportunity for visitors to see how these tropical plants and species of butterflies and moths thrive in their natural habitat, or as natural as their habitat could be without being in the tropical rainforest. Learning videos and posted information and brochures help visitors understand why these plants and insects live the way they do, and also why it's so important to preserve and understand them, as they are a vital part of our planet's ecosystem and each one has their own important job to do.
Orchid Plant at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.
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