Friday, July 20, 2012

Huge mangrove tree

This photo shows how remarkable mangrove trees are.  Although they are usually small on the shores of the estuary with a thicket of airborne roots, they can also grow towering trunks to become very high.  This tree has a tall trunk even though the trunk did not grow from out of the ground.

The trunk is airborne, supported by he smaller roots.  If you have not yet visited our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week, I recommend that you do so because we have posted photos of similar trees that have dropped roots down onto the top of some of the ancient Khmer temples of Cambodia.

7 comments:

Kate said...

I imagine these are darn near impassable when mature.

Judy said...

Nature is amazing!

Sharon said...

That is a tangle that I would want to get caught in.

glenda said...

Such interesting trees. The one on your travel sight in Cambodia is really amazing.

Jack said...

Fascinating. I haven't seen mangroves growing so tall before.

JM said...

Like I said before, mangroves are amazing!

Tia Timoteo said...

Mangrove trees provide shelter to a lot of wildlife living in lakes and rivers. Their roots can act as a refuge from the scorching heat of the sun or from a heavy rainfall.

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