Mangroves

While I was up at Cape Tribulation there were also Mangrove forests present.  These are trees that are able to survive with their roots in the water.  In this picture, some stilt roots can be seen in the background (characteristic of red mangroves) and I definitely saw mangroves with pneumatophores too (characteristic of black mangroves).  These are various ways for the trees to receive oxygen while their root systems are anchored in the mud.  I did enjoy observing these mangroves but, sadly, after some time the strong mud smell became overpowering and I continued on my way to the beach.



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