Trunk of old Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)

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Comments (10)

AnnaJolanta 1 on July 24, 2008

thorodin, what is this? ;) Anna

thor☼odin™ on July 24, 2008

Hello Anna this is the bottom part of the tree . Tropical rainforest trees do often evolve these structures to stabilize themselves because their roots are shallow. It's called buttress roots, they radiate like planks from the tree trunk in the center. Cheers, Peter

George Malki on September 7, 2010

Nice shoot, nice pics gallery, thanks

Michele Leonardi on January 9, 2011

That living architecture! Cute girl.

José Carlos Farina on March 29, 2011



very good

iosifpetran on September 14, 2011

superb, mirific !!!

James_Martins on December 1, 2011


Bruno Rocha on December 1, 2012

De mais! ótima foto, gosto dessa luz para fotos de dentro da mata. Abraço!

james martins on December 30, 2012

ddarbela on October 16, 2014

What towering magnificence !

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 23, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by thor☼odin™
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
    • Taken on 2008/07/09 21:57:01
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash