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Maria Aurora's Millennium Tree
Philippines

Claimed to be the largest Balete Tree in Asia and is thought to be more that 600 years old, this giant Banyan Tree towers above the small barangay called Quirino, Ma. Aurora, in Aurora Province, The Philippines.

Claustrophobic as I was, I entered the tree with one thing in mind... quickly take the panorama shot and get the hell out!

Copyright: Edwin karganilla jr.
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Chargée: 17/09/2012
Mis à jour: 17/09/2014
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Tags: philippines; aurora; baler; belete; giant; tree; nikon; d700; manila
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