Quiver tree (Aloe dichomata) is not really a tree, rather a plant of the genus aloe, as evident from its scientific name, and one of the few species of aloe that reaches tree proportions — it can grow 7 to 9 meters high.
Quiver Tree Forest is not really a forest despite having some 250 samples growing in a rather small and confined area.
The tree which is not a tree and the forest which is not a forest is a magical and true photographic playground.
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The wonderful light & framing made me think fav when I saw the thumbnail, the sharpness seen in the main added to the impression, and when I opened the LV, I was lost. I just wandered around in the scene in delight. Finally I got back to your very informative note; the relationship to Aloe is quite clear. Thank yoou for including that map view as well, you really were in the back of beyond!! HLJ, Patricia
Eu pensei que fossem aqueles baobás mas estas árvores ou aloes são tão belas quanto exóticas. A imagem está um colosso de bela com todas estas cores e este céu dramático mais que perfeito para a composição. Excelente trabalho !!
Such a lovely lovely forest ... or what ever it is. Yessss I can see the opportunity, it must be pure magic to stand there in this nothing-land that is so much more than just stone and gravel and some trees. Interesting the light in the foreground tree, looks nearly like you had used the flash but I see you haven't but it sort of stands out differently, in a way and positively "artificial". Aloe, ha, interesting.
What a beauty Peter. The colours are fabulous. The foreground tree really stands out. Did you use a touch of fill-flash? It looks like a low POV and for once you used a landscape format! 😀 Excellent shot.
Just simply surreal landscape, like a scene from a scifi movies. Obviously the quiver trees is so unusual looking to us and the fantastic color and dramatic sky make it even more surreal and dreamlike. You're always so lucky to have such sky. The main tree looks like it was illuminated with some light.
Hello Peter, You captured the beautiful light of the day here! Your composition is also perfectly set as there are triangles throughout the scene. What I like the most is that the flowering end of the tree is evident and well detailed for the distance you had to take to place everything into the scene. Beautiful image...
Stunning image in many ways. The colours of the sky are beautiful. What a light. I also like the composition. The title is also fitting. I would not call it a forest, even if the plants were trees.
eu vi algumas destas árvores de aloé na namíbia, mas eram menores, mais novas e estavam isoladas. é de fato uma planta impressionante e um assunto fotográfico magnífico. aqui o resultado é de tirar o chapéu. a luz, a textura do céu e os tons do fim de dia criaram um aspecto de território extra-terrestre.