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Halfmens forest

By accipiter  
Stumbling up a stony mountainside in the Cedarberg I came across a forest of these wierd succulent-like deformed dwarf trees covering several acres. With their shiny, papery trunks and red 'Hair' they were a tempting subject to photograph despite the heat and the puffing and the sweat!

In Afrikaans these are called "Halfmens" - literally translated as half-man or dwarf. Actually I think maybe somewhere between a Hobbit and an Ent!

I hope you enjoy these pictures and thanks for all the CC's on yesterday's upload.
Have a good day. A

Tags: Africa Trees Succulent South Heat Etc Landscape and travel Hobbits Wildlife and nature Semidesert Cedarberg. Dwarves.

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clicknimagine 6 221 88
19 Mar 2010 8:10AM
beautiful shape of the trees...

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19 Mar 2010 8:11AM
How very interesting
Good shots as well
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
19 Mar 2010 8:23AM
What amazing trees, very well spotted and captured. Carol
imagio 10 12 1 England
19 Mar 2010 8:28AM
Excellent colors..

Adderwatcher 7 60 19 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 8:33AM
Interesting write up and superb images, well taken i like V3 especially.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 8:38AM
good set of images
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 8:39AM
Three great images,but V3 is my fav.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
19 Mar 2010 9:06AM
Fascinating. V3 for me today.

Cor 7 Belgium
19 Mar 2010 9:09AM
V2 > V3! +++++
Ray42 8 3 England
19 Mar 2010 9:38AM
Some more good flora, fauna and scenery at the Cape
Tonyto 8 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 10:01AM
Beautifully seen, excellent landscape!
19 Mar 2010 10:03AM
Great shots!
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
19 Mar 2010 10:30AM
Three grand images the pov all on the diagonal adds to the images nice to see these unusual trees Colin
19 Mar 2010 10:45AM
great tones against the blue sky love them all
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
19 Mar 2010 3:26PM
Wonderful light and tones, great captures.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
19 Mar 2010 5:07PM
Lovely colour and detail........Sandy
Scutter Plus
8 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 7:23PM
V2 for me, very dramatic!
Lovely looking trees, i like te textures of them.
19 Mar 2010 8:25PM
A great looking set well taken.
Roly 9 Wales
19 Mar 2010 8:59PM
Great set especially V3.
WL_Harris 8 3 2 United States
19 Mar 2010 10:36PM
Very different trees indeed.
All three are well composed and you had great skies to work with.
19 Mar 2010 11:48PM
Nice shots-------------Milky
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 6:52PM
Amazing shapes and twisted branches -
21 Mar 2010 7:22PM
Great pictures and interesting information. I haven't seen these before

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