Saturday, November 17, 2012

Roots


 
 Tropical Botanical Garden at Belém, Lisbon

26 comments:

Kate said...

These trees are so very remarkable.

cieldequimper said...

I love trees, I love roots. This is like a maze, absolutely wonderful!

Sharon said...

What an amazing root system. It almost looks like it could reach out and grab you.

Dina said...

The roots are reaching out for you, watch out!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So interesting to see JM , I love it when I spot things like this.

Lowell said...

Ficus, right? There are many of these in south Florida. It's too cold in the winter here. Amazing trees, but they can be a pain in the rear, too, what with all those roots!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Ah they are terrific pictures! Well done :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This reminds me of the trees we saw in Sydney, Australia, very similar. They are very attractive. Diane

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my! this is awesome!

VP said...

Amazing, but this I reminds me of something in a horror movie...

Karl Demetz said...

Impressive photos!!!

Sylvia K said...

WOW! Awesome and amazing indeed, JM!! And what a terrific capture! Those endless roots are incredible. Any idea how old that tree is??? Hope you have a great weekend -- don't get tangled in any of those roots!!

RedPat said...

Fabulous! I've seen something like that in Florida.

tapirgal said...

Great shots, JM!

Warren said...

incredible roots, great pictures!

Jack said...

Really good, JM. I see trees like this in Florida. One is fig. Another is banyan.

Randy said...

So much life.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful shot. As one of your other commenter has observed very much like Australia's Morton Bay Fig trees.

Crazy Tourists said...

I have never seen anything like th before!! It is incredible!!

Sami said...

Impressive! I think they are Ficus, just like the ones in Australia.




LOLfromPasa said...

Like everyone above, this is a very interesting photograph. Amazing and super that you had enough light to get the shot.

Babzy said...

wow, roots are important in life ;)

orvokki said...

Wauuuu... what kind roots. Never seen.
It might be very old tree.
Lovely fotos. I like very much.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I have always found Ficus trees to be some of the most amazing no matter where in the world they are planted.

Halcyon said...

What a fantastic tree!!

Stickup Artist said...

Oh WOW! This tree is more creature (benevolent) then plant. I've never seen a root system like that above the ground. It is very inspiring!