Interesting Photo of the Day: Madagascar Baobab Trees

The baobab trees of Madagascar are some of the most weird looking, yet incredibly beautiful, trees around. With high, stubby branches, the trees have an upside down appearance—like the roots are on their heads. Nature and travel photographer Marsel van Oosten captured this early morning shot of the Avenue of the Baobabs, which shows the size and beauty of the trees:

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Oxcart under baobab trees of Madagascar (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

As the sun rises over the Madagascar horizon, van Oosten waits for an ox cart to go by. As he says on his website, he normally avoids these types of wide angle distortion shots, but he purposely went for this look to really emphasize the height of the trees. The oxcart helps show the scale.

The 80-foot-tall baobab treesĀ in the Menabe region could become the island country’s first national monument.

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