Trees of Fanal
Is this real? Is it Tolkien's land of the Ents? This is Fanal pond on the Portuguese island of Madeira, a community of ancient til trees, some of them 800 years old. Its ecosystem has been left more or less undisturbed by humans. It is one of the few primary forests, or old growth, left on the planet - a rare gem. The trees have been bent into sculptures by the elements, and their twisted branches, together with the frequent dense fog, create an eerie atmosphere. The scenes could be out of a fairy tale.
Entrance
Entrance
Support
Support
Just Me and my Limb
Just Me and my Limb
Down, but not Out
Down, but not Out
Shared Spaces
Shared Spaces
Host
Host
Community
Community
God Rays
God Rays
In the Clouds 1
In the Clouds 1
In the Clouds 2
In the Clouds 2
90 Degrees
90 Degrees
The Bird
The Bird
Entry to Dreams
Entry to Dreams
Mr. & Mrs. Laurisilva
Mr. & Mrs. Laurisilva
Holding
Holding
Idyllic
Idyllic
Ready to Serve
Ready to Serve
Surviving
Surviving
Bed of Ferns
Bed of Ferns
Realm of Magic
Realm of Magic
The Band
The Band
Never Give Up
Never Give Up
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