15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Shot with an infra red camera in Essouira, Morocco
Goats in the Trees
The fruit of the Argan tree is particularly appealing to goats.They climb the trees and eat the fruit, swallowing the core whole.This nut passes through the goats digestive system and ends up in the goat droppings, where it is collected from the ground at the base of the trees. It is then ground by the local woman who sell it as the well known Argan oil.
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