The gentle ripples of the boat’s wake creates interesting designs and reflections in the backwaters of Kerala.
In the various images you might notice the abundance of plants in the water. Introduced into tropical places such as the Kerala backwaters, water hyacinth is an exotic invasive second to none. Spreading by runners and seed, a population of this plant can double in size every two weeks. It is choking these internationally significant wetlands, preventing navigation and fishing, clogging irrigation systems and boat propellers, and crowding out native species.