Nomadic water lilies

Here’s something I’ve never really seen before.

Generally the waters of the Mekong River near the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam are quite sparse and peaceful, as this snap shows:

But what caught my eye was a long caravan of floating plants, like this:

Now, I’ve been to rivers all over the world, and this is the first time I’ve seen something like this. Floating down the river must be part of their natural lifestyle – the plants’ equivalent of spreading their wings and flying!