Sometimes when you look at the landscapes around you — especially if you visit a remote place — they seem to have been copied from the pages of a fantasy book. One of the most vivid ways in which life around us sometimes assumes an air of otherworldliness is in the shape and appearance of the trees.
Here are the photos of some of the most uniquely strange and beautiful trees on the planet.
A mushroom-shaped tree
A tree in Ficus, Philippines
Young mango trees under water
The baobab trees of Madagascar
Cypress trees, Caddo Lake
Wisteria trees, Japan
Bottle trees, Socotra Island
Rainbow Eucalyptus trees, Hawaii
A dragon tree, Socotra Island
Bristlecone pine — the oldest trees on Earth
A Quiver tree, Namibia
A Japanese maple
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