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Reclining Tree

Posted by
Sugata (Lake Forest, United States) on 1 October 2009 in Plant & Nature.

These trees, probably Utah junipers, are abundant on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. They have strange twisted barkless trunks and many of them recline like this instead of standing upright. I don't know how they came into such a shape, but they seem to be completely healthy otherwise.

SONY DSC-W5 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 100 8 mm

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1/320 second
ISO 100
8 mm