Photo Essay – Trees of Cambodia

25 Aug

In Cambodia we saw numerous beautiful and old trees and flowers. I have already posted about the flowers at http://wp.me/p29z7S-i3,Β and this is a short photo essay on the various trees that we saw here.

While Cambodia is also seeing its fair share of deforestation, there are still numerous old trees around the temples and in some surviving jungles. These old trees have also created some unique shapes and backdrops, which I am sharing with you.

The tree with a face

The tree with a face

Steps made of roots

Steps made of roots

Columns and Trees

Columns and Trees

All shades of green with a tinge of red

All shades of green with a tinge of red

Fern Tree at Angkor Wat

Fern Tree at Angkor Wat

Parasite tree - A tree is living off another tree and will eventually kill it

Parasite tree – A tree is living off another tree and will eventually kill it

The Palm Tree - Locals use every part of this tree

The Palm Tree – Locals use every part of this tree

The Killer Tree in Phnom Penh

The Killer Tree in Phnom Penh

The Temple Tree of Ta Promh

The Temple Tree of Ta Promh

Enjoy πŸ™‚

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33 Responses to “Photo Essay – Trees of Cambodia”

  1. Raunak August 25, 2012 at 23:58 #

    wow! killer sights, Snigdha…you are so lucky to have seen them…thanks a lot for sharing such wonderful phenomena πŸ™‚

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  2. Shadows Galore (@ShadowsGalore) August 26, 2012 at 01:12 #

    Epic ! Especially in Ta Prohm and Banta Srei these trees have a style of their own πŸ™‚

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    • getsetandgo August 27, 2012 at 16:00 #

      I agree… They are now a part of the unique architecture and add to the charm of the place…

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  3. Bill Chance August 26, 2012 at 07:41 #

    Amazing shots… those trees are spectacular.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. pommepal August 26, 2012 at 07:49 #

    Trees have so much character, they make great photo subjects, love them…

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    • getsetandgo August 27, 2012 at 16:02 #

      I so agree with you… They make great subjects with the colors, shapes, character, life, pretty much everything… I loved this post…

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  5. solobackpacker.com (@solobackpacker) August 26, 2012 at 11:04 #

    Awesome clicks…all pics are amazing and a beautiful photo essay..reminded my trip..thanks for sharing.

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  6. enidhi August 26, 2012 at 11:47 #

    Its a nice country. Should visit sometimes

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  7. Niranjan August 26, 2012 at 12:20 #

    Exceptional captures!!

    http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  8. Stacy Alexander, Writer/Artist August 26, 2012 at 21:20 #

    Interesting and beautiful!

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  9. David H. Schleicher August 26, 2012 at 21:27 #

    What species of trees are those in the top shots and the Temple Tree shot? Amazing photographs!

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    • getsetandgo August 27, 2012 at 16:37 #

      Thanks. The top shots are banyan tree, peepul tree and the eucalyptus. I dont know the name of the tree in the temple tree shot.

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  10. patriciaddrury August 26, 2012 at 22:39 #

    I see it, are they banyan trees like those in Hawaii? Great blog! THanks for checking mine out as well…

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  11. Fae's Twist & Tango August 27, 2012 at 05:16 #

    Hi Snigdha, This is what makes blog reading so much fun. You have educated me today with a little knowledge I acquired from photos of these unique trees. I am going to look at these trees differently when I go to Cambodia (not planned yet) and think of this blog. Fae. πŸ™‚

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    • getsetandgo August 27, 2012 at 16:47 #

      Hey, thanks for the kind words and I really appreciate it.. I am so glad that you like my blog and I shall endeavor to keep posting more such posts…

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  12. Sabyasachi Patra|Conserve Wild India August 27, 2012 at 17:18 #

    Nice to know that you have specially taken images of all the trees. Not many people care about tress. The beauty, texture, the unique shapes and the sheer longevity of the trees is something to be admired.

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    • getsetandgo August 30, 2012 at 12:35 #

      Hey Sabyasachi. I so agree with you and feel that along with local sightseeing we should always include more focus on nature around in these places… I love photographing trees as a subject as I am yet to see 2 trees that look completely alike. Its good to meet more people who agree with me…

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  13. Steve Strother August 27, 2012 at 20:41 #

    Love the photos. I especially like the Tree with a Face! Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting my blog recently!

    Steve Strother

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  14. Viaggio in Vietnam August 28, 2012 at 23:52 #

    Thanks for some other great post. Where else may anyone get that type of info in such a perfect way of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the search for such information.

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  15. adrikaswaminathan September 3, 2012 at 16:43 #

    wow! great pictures!

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  16. Jiksun September 3, 2012 at 23:30 #

    Hey getsetandgo, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I visited Cambodia over a decade ago and still have some very vivid memories of the country. I remember the giant tree roots that overran parts of Angkor Wat! Amazing photos.

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    • getsetandgo September 4, 2012 at 14:52 #

      Thanks Jiksun… And those trees are still very much there πŸ™‚

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  17. steviegill September 12, 2012 at 16:52 #

    Got to love the root structures. Nice shots.

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