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Luis Marden 2006(Madagascar, África, Lake tritriva lookout)

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Oxcart © Marsel van Oosten "Shot one early morning in Madagascar. The trees are baobab trees, & they look like they are standing upside down - roots up. I usually try to avoid this kind of wide angle distortion, but in this case I deliberately chose to use it as it emphasises the height of the trees. The oxcart was essential for showing the scale, so I waited until one appeared in my frame. Published as a double page spread in National Geographic." *click through for large photo*

Oxcart © Marsel van Oosten "Shot one early morning in Madagascar. The trees are baobab trees, & they look like they are standing upside down - roots up. I usually try to avoid this kind of wide angle distortion, but in this case I deliberately chose to use it as it emphasises the height of the trees. The oxcart was essential for showing the scale, so I waited until one appeared in my frame. Published as a double page spread in National Geographic." *click through for large photo*

A girl stands near towering baobab trees on Madagascar in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.

A girl stands near towering baobab trees on Madagascar in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.

A Labord’s chameleon clings to a branch in Madagascar in this National Geographic Photo of the Day.

A Labord’s chameleon clings to a branch in Madagascar in this National Geographic Photo of the Day.

Image: Aye-aye lemur in Madagascar (© Frans Lanting/National Geographic)

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Photograph by Marsel van Oosten, National Geographic Your Shot  “These baobab trees on Madagascar are up to 800 years old,” writes Your Shot member Marsel van Oosten. Locally known as “mother of the forest,” the baobab forms a micro-ecosystem of its own, supporting life for both animals and humans, van Oosten says.

Photograph by Marsel van Oosten, National Geographic Your Shot “These baobab trees on Madagascar are up to 800 years old,” writes Your Shot member Marsel van Oosten. Locally known as “mother of the forest,” the baobab forms a micro-ecosystem of its own, supporting life for both animals and humans, van Oosten says.

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