The Knobby "Knees" of the Bald Cypress

by Ray King January. 29, 2011 16492 views

Bald Cypress are known for their lacy, pale-green leaves and the woody “knees” that are commonly believed to provide oxygen to the tree's roots when they become submerged in swampy conditions. In an unusual attribute for needle-bearing trees, the trees lose all their needles in the winter, thus the “bald” aspect of their name.

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Annette 9 years, 4 months ago

Love the 4th one!

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Olga Helys 9 years, 5 months ago

Wow !
Really wonderful these roots with their reflections in the water :))

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Nagy László 9 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic!!

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Goldbrandi 9 years, 5 months ago

Oh...very interesting shots!

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 5 months ago

Amazing tree! ... nice set!

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Sara G 9 years, 5 months ago

You are so right! We have these in lakes and swampy areas in Louisiana..fish tend to nest along there too..the knees are very smooth. Love these and they are much better enlarged :-)

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Alexis Jaworski 9 years, 5 months ago

stunning captures as always.. I ahve been on the site for a while, lots of catching up to do!

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Paula 9 years, 5 months ago

Very cool, there is a cypress swamp near here that I haven't made it to yet. nice moody place...

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 9 years, 5 months ago

Really great shots of some cool weird looking trees !!

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
David Cardona 9 years, 5 months ago

Nice subject and excellent compositions! Well done work!

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mahel34 9 years, 5 months ago

Voilà des photos qui font aimer les arbres en hiver.
Merci

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Linda 9 years, 5 months ago

Exquisite... unique and different ... very nice

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marsha 9 years, 5 months ago

Those trees are so lovely and intriguing! Nothing like that around here!!

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 9 years, 5 months ago

Great set.....

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Saku 9 years, 5 months ago

Very interesting shots. I also like the last one!!!!! (Beautiful reflections!!!)

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Andrea 9 years, 5 months ago

Amazing set!

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Moira 9 years, 5 months ago

very interesting fabulous shots TFS

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Natalie 9 years, 5 months ago

awesome set #1 I love

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jet28 9 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful shots - the last one especially!

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kate 9 years, 5 months ago

Never seen anything like this before until yesterday's post. Thank you for all the information - a fascinating post and your shots are incredible

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 9 years, 5 months ago

Interesting trees, I like the #4!

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 9 years, 5 months ago

I have never seen anything like this - fascinating!

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Josy 9 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Ray for these photos and your explanations.Useless to say to you that I've no trees like that in France.
The last one is incredible !

9 years, 5 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 9 years, 5 months ago

Some great shots of these interesting trees! My favorite is #4!

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