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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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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
11 199 20 Greece
19 Mar 2010 8:23AM
What amazing trees, very well spotted and captured. Carol
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
19 Mar 2010 8:28AM
Excellent colors..

Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 8:33AM
Interesting write up and superb images, well taken i like V3 especially.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 8:38AM
good set of images
redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 8:39AM
Three great images,but V3 is my fav.
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
19 Mar 2010 9:06AM
Fascinating. V3 for me today.

19 Mar 2010 9:09AM
V2 > V3! +++++
19 Mar 2010 9:38AM
Some more good flora, fauna and scenery at the Cape
Tonyto 9 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 10:01AM
Beautifully seen, excellent landscape!
Great shots!
colmar Plus
10 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
great tones against the blue sky love them all
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
19 Mar 2010 3:26PM
Wonderful light and tones, great captures.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
19 Mar 2010 5:07PM
Lovely colour and detail........Sandy
Scutter Plus
10 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.
19 Mar 2010 8:59PM
Great set especially V3.
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
10 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 6:52PM
Amazing shapes and twisted branches -
Great pictures and interesting information. I haven't seen these before

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