Creeping Rock Roots by Michael John

This unusual rainforest sight was captured whilst walking in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia.

A tree is growing at the back of this moss-covered rock. Over many years, the roots have slowly stretched out across the rock and down into the soil.

It almost looks like a scene out of ‘attack of the killer trees’!

Thanks to Michael for pointing out the location.

Canon 400D.

Photography Challenge Group – Jun 2010
Mysteries of the Past & Present – Jan 2011
Australia At Large – Dec 2011
The World As We See It – Dec 2011
The World As We See It – Apr 2012
‘Explore’ Featured Photography – May 2012

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 5 years ago

    Great find and well spotted by both Michaels … love this and it does look like it might take over the world!

  • lol Thanks Bev. It certainly is weird.

    – Michael John

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing they take on a real life all of their own, great capture Michael

  • Thanks for the comment Trudi. A rarely seen view.

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBluealmost 5 years ago

    That is some tree Mike :)

  • lol sure is! Thanks Julie.

    – Michael John

  • tcat757
    tcat757almost 5 years ago

  • Thank You.

    – Michael John

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIonealmost 5 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":

  • Thank you Joyce.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Love it!
    Well captured Michael … nature will prevail!

  • Yes, exactly. Thanks for the fave Trish.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 5 years ago

    Nice shot Mike. I love these shots of amazing nature. Thanks for the rap.

  • Thanks Michael. It is great to stumble across these sights in the forest. Thanks for the fave as well.

    – Michael John

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 5 years ago

    Run!!!…looks like it coming to get you. Top Shot

  • lol…exactly! Thanks for your comments.

    – Michael John

  • CPAmstutz
    CPAmstutzalmost 5 years ago

    WOW! How interesting. Excellent capture.

  • Thank you Christine. It is an amazing site.

    – Michael John

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 5 years ago

    Double WOW…spectacular pic, I just love it, Nature never ceases to amaze.

  • lol…it was an amazing sight to stumble across. Thanks for your great comments and fave.

    – Michael John

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