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Snapshot: Baobab, Tree of Life

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3 January 2012


A baobab tree over-looking a field of maize near the Kenyan coast. It's called the Tree of Life in Africa for the many uses to humans that it has provided through the ages: the baobab fruit is highly nutritious, loaded with Vitamin C, Calcium and anti-oxidants; the huge tree trunk stores lots of water and is tapped in the dry season; and some hollowed-out trees even provide shelter. It's also called the Upside Down Tree since it looks like its roots are up in the air. The baobab is a deciduous tree, meaning it loses its leaves in the dry season, which is a majority of the year here. [Shot with a Canon SD940 IS in Dec 2011]

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