Part 1 of the Trees In Kuantan series showcases the various trees around Kuantan. Today we will be looking at trunks. Some are fat, some thin, some rough, others smooth, some prickly and yet others deformed. Take a look at the following photographs and let me know how you feel.
Palm trees and coconut trees are ubiquitous in Malaysia
|I love the distinct ringed design on the trunk|
|Did you spot the iguana climbing the tree? I must admit I didn't. Only until I'd uploaded the picture to my computer did I realise what a great photo I'd snapped! This iguana is perfectly camouflaged by the trunk of the tree.|
|The artistry on this trunk is amazing!|
Here come the thick trunks. . .
|Taken in September 2008, this was one of the earlier shots in this series; it's still one of my favourites. Parts of the trunk grow outwards at the base to support the tree and prevent it from premature leaning|
|The trunk stands in the background as its roots serpentine away visibly above the ground|
The next two trunks are seriously deformed. . .
|This colourful trunk shoots up into the Kuantan sky, with its distinctive layers of growth recording its progress|
|Wow I love this photo! This solitary decrepit trunk stands in silhouette against blue skies, a grey cloud, and the imminent arrival of the sun|
"And out of the ground made I, the Lord God, to grow every tree, naturally, that is pleasant to the sight of man; and man could behold it. And it became also a living soul. For it was spiritual in the day that I created it..."