nature at work


Link Posted 16/09/2017 - 05:47
Strangler fig, seed deposited in the top of a host tree (bird droppings) roots are sent downwards, eventually the host tree dies leaving a hollow core surrounded by the roots of the fig.

Leaf litter

Another odd trunk

Rainforest stream

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Link Posted 16/09/2017 - 09:07
Its a shame the host tree dies but that fig makes for the most wonderful of subjects!
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Link Posted 17/09/2017 - 00:00
Fascinating location you have found there. I didn't notice the walkway at the edge of the fig at first viewing - it really puts the sheer size of it into perspective!
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Last Edited by davidwozhere on 17/09/2017 - 00:01


Link Posted 17/09/2017 - 05:22
Thanks Gareth and David, here is a lousy shot (4 jpegs stitched) that I attempted but was not happy with, I`ll have to go back at a more suitable time.

we have another one closer to us that is said to be 500 years old but there are usually to many people around it for a shot.
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Link Posted 17/09/2017 - 10:52
That's a very photogenic parasite 😀

Nice shots 👍
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Link Posted 17/09/2017 - 12:18
Best not stand around too long there, could give a new meaning to 'rooted to the spot'! Creepy.


Link Posted 17/09/2017 - 16:21
Nature never ceases to amaze me.

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Link Posted 17/09/2017 - 17:24
Isn't that tree interesting? and a very nice set of shots.
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