Hug a Baobab Tree

Hugging a Baobab Tree means an embrace with often over a thousand years of history. These strange ‘upside down trees’, as they are often called because their branch structure looks more like that of tree roots, are particularly a feature of parts of Tanzania.
I photographed this very old Baobab in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. It bears the scars of generations of elephant tusks, in its bark, which is so thick as to be untroubled by the attentions of generations of elephants, unlike other indigenous trees.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s