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Baobab Tree


Baobab Tree
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Copyright: Asif Rafiuddin (Ghauri) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 1 N: 17] (953)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 1000D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 1:52
Viewed: 1778
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
he Baobab is called the Tree of Life with good reason. It is capable of providing shelter, food and water for the animal and human inhabitants of the African savannah regions.
The cork-like bark is fire resistant and is used for cloth and rope. The leaves are used for condiments and medicines. The fruit, called "monkey bread", is rich in vitamin C and is eaten. The tree is capable of storing hundreds of litres of water, which is tapped in dry periods.
Mature trees are frequently hollow, providing living space for numerous animals and humans alike. Trees are even used as bars, barns and more. The Baobab also features as the Tree of Life in Disney's "Lion King", and is the centrepiece in Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Radio-carbon dating has measured that age of some Baobab trees at over 2,000 years old.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-12-06 2:21]

Hi Asif...
Nice shot with so nice colors...
Nice for view...
Regards...
Andrija

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-12-06 2:55]

Beautiful photo of this imposing baobab, excellent done
regards
Ryszard

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-12-06 15:31]

Hi Asif,
I always think of the Baobab tree as the 'upside down tree' with the roots sticking up into the air - not sure where that comes from. A good clean shot of the African Bush
cheers
Jack

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