Mangrove apple (Sonneratia alba) at high tide, Mangrove of Belo sur Mer, Southwestern coast of Madagascar, South of Morondava
Jean-Philippe Delobelle / Biosphoto
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Image size: 5315x3543 pixels (17.7"x11.8" @300dpi)
Shooting date : 2016-08-01
The Sonneratia mangrove tree is characterized by its thick and conical cypress knees, remarkable adaptation to both the lack of oxygene in the mangrove mud and to the instability of the ground relentlessly shaken by the tides and tropical storms. Despite their huge environmental and climatic importance (CO collection), mangroves are highly threatened biomes for various reasons: deforestation, shrimp farming, various construction.