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Running Little Girl
Grizzly clamming reflections
Roar of Royalty
Dome of Reichstag
View from Cannon mountain, New Hampshire
SOUND OF FESTIVAL
Memorial Walkway
Plants maze in Taman Bunga Nusantara
Song Sparrow Feeding Baby Brown-headed Cowbird
Pikaboo!
Sugar Bowl
Buttressed
Behind the NY Public Library - Midtown
Difference
Foreigner Street in China
Kurdish family
Tip Off
Pikes Peak Towering Over Rock Ledge Ranch
Portrait of a mountain
Alaska Vista
November 28th, 2016 Nature-made path on an inlet off of the Mississippi River.
Cool kids
Dusk at Jardine's Lookout
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Buttressed

Water Trees In wetlands and swamps, large trees emerge from the water. One can not see where they are connected to the earth. Sometimes rising from the water with a large based trunk that tapers at its top. Some grow additional roots like cypress knees to help anchor them to the soft, muddy soil giving them structural support and stability. These buttressed bases and a strong, intertwined root system allow them to resist very strong winds; even hurricanes rarely overturn them.

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Fayetteville, Georgia, United States of America
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