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The baobab tree is the most widespread of the Adansonia species on the African continent, found in the hot, dry savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa. It also grows, having spread secondary to cultivation, in populated areas. English common names include baobab, dead-rat tree (from the appearance of the fruits), monkey-bread tree (the soft, dry fruit is edible), upside-down tree (the sparse branches resemble roots) and cream of tartar tree. The trees usually grow as solitary individuals, and are large and distinctive trees on the savannah, in the scrub, and near settled areas, with some large individuals living to well over a thousand years of age. Baobab trees reach heights of 5 to 30 m (16 to 98 ft) and have trunk diameters of 7 to 11 m (23 to 36 ft).
Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata), African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), Chobe National Park,
Botswana, Africa

Nikon D40X, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 32 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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“Wild Africa”
“Trees, Beautiful Trees”

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work
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  • Thanks a lot Ann!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    Many thanks to the The Silky Touch group for the feature, cheers!

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    8 December 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    8 December 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    1 IMAGE PER 24HRS

  • Thank you Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    Thanks a lot the The landscapes of our world group for the feature, cheers!

  • Nicole Besch
    Nicole Beschover 2 years ago

    A very beautiful landscape with this big tree and the elephant fits well with it!
    Nicole

  • Thank you very much Nicole!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    a wonderful sight kon & a wonderful pic !

  • Thank you very much Dean!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    very beautiful shot

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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