Friday, September 18, 2009

Mangrove trees

After our short walk on our estuary tour, we got back in the boat and headed towards the ocean. The mangrove forests continued to impress. The maze of mangrove roots at water level are what you would expect of a mangrove ecosystem, but the tall trees with large trunks growing airborne supported by the tangle of roots is a tropical wonder of nature.

It is scenes like these in Costa Rica that let visitors know, to borrow an expression from the Wizard of Oz, you are not in Kansas any more

4 comments:

Sharon said...

This one makes it look a little scary like you could get caught in the tangle and not get out.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

truly prehistoric looking. this is a very interesting area

Jacob said...

Looks just like a Florida swamp. I'll bet it smells the same, too.

glenda said...

This does seem from another place or time.

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