Platanos, Green Bananas, Nicaragua, Fruit, Local Foods, Central America, Flora, Nature, Travel Photography

Portrait of A Tree – Precarious & Productive

Climbing up the hillside that defining the southern edge of El Gigante Bay, I stopped to take in the view and admire this marvelous tree. The bark was sinuous and twisted. Any sign of a smooth exterior was no longer present, only the muscles and tendons were left. Sinuous, Wicked, Old, Twisted, Tendons, Portrait of a Tree, Cliffhanger, Rooted, BrasilThey reached to the heavens and stretched and buried into the earth, clinging and grasping what remained of the dry dusty cliff. Old, Wicked, Tendons, Twisted, Fisheye, Nature, Portrait of a Tree, Cliffhanger, Point, Rooted, Nicaragua, El GiganteAt the top of the mountainside these perfectly shaped pods resembled beans but I learned they are actually poisonous.

Poisonous Beans, Portrait of a Tree, Palodeleche Veneno, Nicaragua, Tree, Flora, Nature, Travel Photography, El Gigante, The Giant's Foot, Trails, HikesThese prickly pods are abundant in the jungles of Nicaragua. Armies of red ants make these spines their home. If you look closely you can see the hole, and with the slightest disturbance ants will come swarming.

Portrait of a Tree, Nicaragua, El Gigante, The Giant's Foot, Carnesuelo con Pina, Spiny Tree, Red Ants, Flora, Nature, Travel PhotographyPlatanos! Are my staple food here in Nicaragua. I like mine served Maduros style, ripe and sweet.

Platanos, Green Bananas, Nicaragua, Fruit, Local Foods, Central America, Flora, Nature, Travel PhotographyOn Colorado Beach, this beauty stretches out over the estuary, mimicking the shape of the Giant’s Foot beyond.

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