Namib-Naukluft National Park
Welwitschia mirabilis is one of the most extraordinary plants still living on our planet. Endemic to the Namib Desert, it thrives on the morning mists and, although it doesn't look it, has only two leaves that continue to grow for over 1000 years.
By Michele Menegon
Michele Menegon is a photographer, conservationist and, for most of his life, an explorer of mountain forests and their mysterious inhabitants. He has published over a hundred scientific papers, discovered and described dozens of species new to science and published his photographs in books, magazines and solo photo exhibitions.