The species has very large leaves, up to 3 m in diameter, that float on the water's surface on a submerged stalk, 7–8 m in length. The species was once called Victoria regia after Queen Victoria, but the name was superseded. V. amazonica is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin, such as oxbow lakes and bayous. It is depicted in the Guyanese coat of arms. The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night. They are up to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by beetles.
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. It lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River at the western end of the Victoria Falls themselves. It is connected by road and railway to Hwange (109 km away) and Bulawayo (440 km away), both to the south-east.
Hundreds of amazonian models strutted the streets of New York in order to be given a chance to make it big in the lingerie brand as they returned for the first set of call backs. Here: Model Diane Mello attends the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show castings on October 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
Models pose for a group photograph outside the Victoria's Secret shop on New Bond Street in central London, December 1, 2014. The 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will be held in London on Tuesday. (Photo by Andrew Winning/Reuters)