It seems that the ghost orchid is aptly named. In Carlton Ward Jr.’s photograph of the legendarily rare flower, the white tendrils droop down like the legs of an ivory-colored praying mantis from outer space.
The ghost orchid is just one of the treats found in the images of the nature photographer on view at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach.
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Florida Wildlife Corridor: Photos by Carlton Ward Jr.
Through June 11 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, downtown West Palm Beach. Information: 561-253-2600