Mangrove tree in south New Caledonia

A gnarled tree with exposed roots on a beach, with a backdrop of the ocean and scattered clouds in the sky.

Mangroves are tropical trees or shrubs belonging to various species of angiosperms, able to thrive along marine shores in the tidal swing zone.

They have generally adopted viviparity to propagate: the seeds, rather than risking being drowned or asphyxiated, germinate on the tree and it is young seedlings that detach from the mother tree to stick directly in the mud.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
30 mm
ISO 100
1/250 s
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