Traveling through Costa Rica reveals its beautiful landscapes with mountains, clouds, rivers, trees and vegetation.
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Costa Rica – Trees
Saw a couple of unusually tall and big trees in Costa Rica. Nicknamed the “tree of life,” baobabs play a key role in their ecosystem. They help keep soil conditions humid, promote nutrient recycling, and prevent soil erosion. And, they are an important source of food, water, and shelter for various birds, reptiles, and insects. I had to take three shots for a closer look at the tree. Saw the second tree at our hotel. Couldn’t identify it but it was definitely large.
An Old Banyan Tree
The banyan fig tree is famous for its aerial roots, which sprout from branches and eventually reach the soil. In India, the Banyan Tree is considered to be one of the most venerated trees. For centuries, it has been likened to the shelter that God provides for his devotees. Other references to the Banyan tree come in the form of it being known as the “Tree of Life.”
The tree in the image below is in Kayavarohan and is believed to be over 250 years old.
Sunset Against Palm Trees
A majestic sunset against palm trees at a farm in Gujarat, India
Observing Nature – Sunset Through a Palm
Capturing sunset between the trunks of a palm tree in Florida
Observing Nature – Cloudscape
Dramatically lighted, multi-colored clouds against a foreground of green trees forms a landscape image in Florida
Observing Nature – Natural Shade
Dense leaves and lined up trees provide a natural, green canopy for shade on a busy street
Observing Nature – Almost Like a Painting
Reflections of ordinary trees cast vivid, Monet-like, images in the water
Flowers – Grevillea Collection
Grevillea, commonly known as spider flowers, is a genus of about 360 species of evergreen flowering plants in the family Proteaceae. Grevillea is very fast growing and can live 50 to 65 years. This evergreen has a rugged look. It can grow to be over 100 feet tall, but most mature trees are around 50 to 80 feet. Captured these flowers in Santa Monica, California.
Images in Fog – Tree Shapes
Shapes of trees are accentuated in the fog
Wide-eyed and Bushy-tailed
It wasn’t only swans and irises at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC. Captured this squirrel posing on a tree branch showing off its wide open eyes and bushy tail. Colorful bokeh effect in the background.
Rural Beauty of NC – Standing Apart
Midst the mountains, clouds, and greenery of North Carolina, a lone leafless tree stands out
Designs of Nature – Texture and Shadows
A simple image of shadows of palm trees on textured rocks reveals yet another design of nature
Flowers – Blooming All Over
This Chinese redbud is blossoming all over including on the tree trunks!
Flowers – Spring Blossoms
Early pear tree blossoms herald the arrival of Spring in North Carolina
Silhouettes – Trees
The sun behind the trees creates detailed silhouettes of the branches
Silhouettes – Bird and a Tree
Silhouette photography is all about getting your lighting right. A silhouette effect is created when a light source is placed behind your subject, with little to no light in front of your subject. Here the bird and tree are silhouetted against a serene sky.
Moon – A Super One
This week, we will be posting images of the moon. Here is an image of the Super Moon captured between leafless trees.
Reflections – Monet-like
Reflection photography, also referred to as mirror photography, is when you use reflective surfaces to create an artistic echo of a scene. Here are reflections of trees on a lake creating a Monet-like painting effect. The red kayak adds to the scene.
Patterns in the Water
Lilies, sky and cloud reflection,s and tree shadows create interesting patterns in the water