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More than 1000 years

By GeorgePlatis
This is a very rare, almost extinct, special species of oak tree on the island of Rhodes at least! It is standing there, on Ataviros, for more than 1000 years as one among few witness of a totally different flora at this specific place of Mediterranean basin.

Thank you all for your votes and your comments on my last upload! All are very much appreciated!


Tags: Black and white Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Jan 2014 3:00PM
What an amazing tree, George, to think it has stood the forces of nature for so long and yet still survives. I like the presentation of V.1 very much. Carol

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15 Jan 2014 3:13PM
Both images for me. A wonderful tree.

15 Jan 2014 3:17PM
A beautiful and interesting photo.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 3:29PM
V2 for me, super.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 3:33PM
Incredible life span George. Like both your presentations. GrinGrin Peter.
15 Jan 2014 3:39PM
V1 for me George,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jan 2014 3:52PM
A fascinating old tree, gnarled by the passage of the years and weather: if only it could talk, what a span of history it could relate.
Like both presentations, with the toning in V 1 so appropriate to the subject, and good to see the original in V 2.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Jan 2014 4:09PM
Both please, the ancient oak tree has had to work hard to grow amongst those rock--

Do you know its scientific name?
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
15 Jan 2014 4:30PM
1000 years, now that's V1..... Great capture
wow thats old two lovely shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 6:16PM
That tree looks as old as I feel....
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 6:38PM
George I have to say sepia does work, but V2 in colour is my winner
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 6:57PM
I am in agreement with Lillian V2 for me - lovely old tree! Smile

15 Jan 2014 7:29PM
Very impressive tree, and fascinating to read about it, well done.
15 Jan 2014 8:34PM
Beautiful tree - I like V2 as the colour is glorious.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 8:45PM
No doubt could tell some stories from over the yearsWink

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 10:25PM
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 11:05PM
A wonderful old tree and I do prefer the sepia toning.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
16 Jan 2014 4:27AM
Terrific images and interesting narrative, George.
V1 is stunning in B&W / sepia but I love the colours in V2.

mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
16 Jan 2014 7:01AM
Great images George, like both of them . What an amazing tree. Imagin being 1000 years old.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
16 Jan 2014 12:18PM
Looks good for another couple of centuries George Smile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 3:18PM
Lovely tree,

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2014 1:37PM
Magical image George!
Beautiful tree, lovely stone textures and I like the sepia look!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Jan 2014 10:14PM
What a wonderfully shaped tree with real character, it looks like on of the Ents from the Lord of the RingsSmile

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