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By handlerstudio  
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At a state park in Western Maine, in the Rangely region, not far from our friend Rob's home, there is this. The power of a plant, a tree, to spit a boulder. It is possible that the tree grew in a crack in the granite boulder that already existed, but by appearance, I would guess that the order was opposite. That as at the tree grew, maybe into a small fissure in the stone, that it split this granite boulder in half. I have seen and photographed it a number of times on various trips, and it never fails to amaze me.

Peter

Tags: Maine Landscape and travel Power of a tree

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2019 10:31PM
Nature will out Peter, its force is strong.

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
5 May 2019 10:37PM
Come back in 50 years and there will be a waterfall in that crack!
6 May 2019 12:23AM
Great shot *****
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
6 May 2019 12:33AM
I read some time ago of a substance called fulvic acid which is produced by the roots of most plants to help them break down surrounding material into fragments small enough for them to absorb, so this may well have played a part in what has happened here. This process takes nothing away from what has happened here; in fact for me, it highlights the genius and creativity of the plants designer.

Great shot, Peter; I can smell the freshness. Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
6 May 2019 11:19AM
A great capture Peter, nature will always win PeterSmileSmile

Cliff
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2019 12:59AM
Amazing what Nature presents...
Great composition Peter,
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