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This was shot one early morning in Madagascar. The trees you see here are baobab trees, and they look like they are standing upside down - roots up. I usually try to avoid this kind of wide angle distortion, but in this case I deliberately chose to use it as it emphasises the height of the trees. The oxcart was essential for showing the scale, so I waited until one appeared in my frame. This photograph was published as a double page spread in National Geographic.

©2011 Marsel van Oosten, All Rights Reserved. This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written permission of the photographer.

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