Roots (330/365)

by Lee Santiva November. 26, 2019 160 views
Tree on Precipice - Bryce Canyon, USA (2017)

Tree on Precipice - Bryce Canyon, USA (2017)

I've captured trees "hanging on for dear life". They have extended their roots in an unnatural way in order to survive and keep their balance.

In photo #1 you see a mature tree on the edge of a precipice, its roots extending above ground and "backwards" in order to find hold further away from the edge of the mountain. If you look carefully, to the left of the trunk, the ground had already eroded away leaving one root hanging in the air.

Tree hugging a boulder with a root - Austria (2019)

Tree hugging a boulder with a root - Austria (2019)

In photo #2 the mature tree is getting pushed over by the boulder and it is fighting for balance by extending roots above ground, across the rock in order to find hold on the other side.

Did I capture these trees because their situation resonated with me personally through my subconscious? Do they represent my life where I have established new roots far away from where I grew up? Living life on the edge? Getting pushed to the limit? Maybe.

Or, maybe I just thought they were interesting :-)

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Buster Bruce 1 month, 3 weeks ago

If trees can do it so can we! Beautiful shots

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Lee Santiva Replied to Buster Bruce 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Buster, yes, We can smile

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Amazing tenacity! Nice shots!+1

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Jay, hanging in there myself these last hectic days at work…

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure! Happy Holidaze!
smile

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't define the extention of these roots as unnatural. Au contraire, fighting to stay alive is very natural smile

1 month, 4 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Nature finds a way

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 1 month, 4 weeks ago

The first one looks like snakes coming out the tree . Nice work

1 month, 4 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, I hadn‘t seen it that way before but you‘re right!

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