My first encounter with Northern Pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea, also known as Purple Pitcherplant) was at the boggy edge of a lake in Hiawatha National Forest. This microcosm of life sat atop a thick mat of decaying mosses and other plants. It looked like solid ground, but in fact the "land" was floating on the water.
As I was photographing I became increasing aware that I and the photographers who had come before me were damaging this little piece of the bog. If I am ever to photograph it again I will find a better way or forego the opportunity.
This strikingly beautiful and unusual plant is carnivorous.
Location: Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan