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Sunset at Quivertree Forest
Africa

Quiver trees appear dispersed in southern Namibia and the northern provinces of South Africa. At Keetmanshoop there is a whole forest of it ... or what in Namibia is called as a forest.

Quiver trees are among the aloe plants and have lanceolate leaves similar to the jucca. They grow on dry, rocky sites and become up to 10 meters high. The stem contains a fuller marrow, which can easily be removed in the dry state. The name of the quiver tree is due to the fact that the San used the branches or trunks hollowed out as arrow boxes.

The quiver tree is one of the national symbols of Namibia. And this collection of quiver trees (of forest I dont speak!) is probably quite well known. That's why I'm not the only photographer at sunset. It is rather difficult to take pictures without a person running into the picture. But so is normal at the tourist hotspots all over the world.

Copyright: Martin Hertel
Art: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 12/09/2016
Hochgeladen: 20/11/2016
Aktualisiert: 04/07/2017
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Tags: namibia; plant; tree; vegetaion; africa; dry; rocky; keetmanshoop; sunset; san; heritage
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