Young crocodiles in the Chagres River backwaters in Gamboa rainforest Panama
A floating restaurant on the Kerala backwaters juts out in the canal to lure boats and customers
The constant direction of wind must have made these palm trees on Kerala backwaters lean left …
A large houseboat with an upper deck suitable for larger parties to experience the backwaters of Kerala, India
Amazed at the greenery around the backwaters of Kerala ….
One can have a day tour of the Kerala backwaters by taking a regular boat …..
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.