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Pohutukawa Roots

Pohutukawa Roots

Pohutukawa trees thrive in coastal environments, but with the sea views come exposure to wind and weather, and sea: cliff faces can collapse under trees, and water can undermine the shore as in this example at Cornwallis beach: wave action has carved into the soil, exposing life underneath.

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  1. Wonderful textures in these twisted, exposed roots.

  2. Entwined as if by a sorcerer’s magic!
    Great work Paul!

  3. Fantastic structures.

  4. This is a fantastic image Paul. My kind of tree. I love those trees in B&W. The forms, textures and tones of your photo are lovely.

  5. great shot! cool texture 🙂

  6. Beautiful tone and texture. Well seen!

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