A collection of images of unusual, intriguing, and beautiful trees and forests around the world, from Madagascar to Poland, Scotland to Hong Kong, the United States, and more.
Dragon's Blood trees, known locally as Dam al-Akhawain, or blood of the two brothers, on Socotra island on March 27, 2008. Prized for its red medicinal sap, the Dragon's Blood is the most striking of 900 plant species on the Socotra islands in the Arabian Sea, 380 km (238 miles) south of mainland Yemen.
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A tourist visits Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, is seen after being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia, on July 15, 2017.
Pring Samrang / Reuters
Trees grow through the windshield of a 1937 Chrysler Imperial as it sits at Old Car City, the world's largest known classic car junkyard, on July 16, 2015, in White, Georgia, Many of the cars have never moved in over 30 years and in some cases, trees now grow through them, even lifting some off the ground.
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This tree was dubbed one of most terrifying trees in Britain as it appears to dribble slime from its gaping mouth. Located in the grounds of Stowlangtoft Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, the 70ft tall beech looks reminiscent of the Whomping Willow tree in Harry Potter or an enchanted Disney forest. Photographed by local David Garnham, he believes the bizarre tree - which also appears to have a twisted tongue forking from its mouth - looks like nature's very own version of Edvard Munch's classic Scream painting.
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Aerial view of a forest area consumed by a massive fire and now being sowed by dogs in Talca, about 350 kilometers south of Santiago, Chile, on June 23, 2017. Instead of a vast, ancient native forest, there are only fallen trunks and burned grasslands. But in an unprecedented campaign, three border collies were helping reforest extensive areas of Chile devastated by forest fires in early 2017.
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A girl walks past a tree covered in spider webs in a flood affected area of K.N. Shah, in Pakistan's Sindh province, on December 7, 2010. The cocooned trees have been a side-effect of spiders escaping flood waters in the area. Although people in this part of Sindh had never witnessed this phenomenon, they report there were now less mosquitoes, thus reducing the risk of malaria
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