stranglerfig Photos & Videos

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Stranglers wrapped over boulders, reminded me of Cambodia

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18 hours ago

📍: Ta Prohm, Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia 🇰🇭 📸: Strangler Fig tree, aptly named! Built in the late 1100s, Ta Prohm was once a monastery and university inhabited by 12,000 people. But after the fall of the Khmer empire in the 1400s, this temple was abandoned for centuries, and nature resumed her reign. 😯: The Cambodian flag is one of the only national flags that features a building, Angkor Wat. Being the largest religious complex in the world at 1,626,000 square miles, it makes sense for them to display it proudly! . . . . . #taprohm #taprohmtemple #angkorwat #angkortemples #siemreap #cambodia #cambodiatravel #cambodiatourism #cambodiagram #travel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelblogger #getoutdoors #nature #temple #temples #ancientruins #stranglerfig

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1 day ago

Strangler figs standing as gnarled old gods among the rocks, bulging into the voids of their long since consumed hosts. Photos don't do justice to the immensity and timelessness of these canopy-busting trees. #rainforest #stranglerfig

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1 day ago

THE TREE OF WISDOM This is El Higueron de Cabuya, perhaps the largest tree in Costa Rica, and certainly the most awe-inspiring. Named Strangler Fig, Matapalo or Banyan Tree, it grows on top of a host tree, feeding on the sap and sending down roots as fast as it sends up branches, until the entire host is covered and dies. The Banyan is venerated in India because of its longevity. Vishnu, a Hindu deity, is often depicted meditating under the shade of the Banyan in order to spread the wisdom of philosophy to humanity and initiate them in the mysteries of life and death. Some believe a fully-grown Banyan tree is a doorway to another dimension. The banyan is a living symbol of Life/Death/Life - the acceptance that something must die in order to create new, often more beautiful life. Life in its fullest form is not linear. It is a circle of repeating deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase in order to enter another. I will remember meeting this tree every time I’m called to let go and enter a new dimension. And maybe you have your own El Higueron in your life also, who whispers gently to remind you of the laws of nature when you get off track. Nature is our greatest teacher, if only we will listen. Two weeks in Costa Rica with @xamirazuloaga was the nudge I needed.

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2 days ago

Strangler Fig roots in deadly embrace with a host tree at Noosa National Park, Queensland. A Strangler Fig begins life high on a tree as a seed deposited by birds or bats. While seedlings on the forest floor struggle to reach the sunlit canopy, the young fig is there and flourishing. As it grows, its roots descend to the ground encasing the host and slowly strangling it by reducing sapflow. The host tree dies and decays, enriching the soil with nutrients. Such is the cycle of life and death in the subtropical and tropical forests of Australia #trees #treesofinstagram #plants #stranglerfig #nature #forests #noosanationalpark #noosa #noosalife #sunshinecoast #queensland #australia #naturephotography #nationalparks #environment #instadaily #picoftheday #photooftheday #ourplanet #ebbandflow

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3 days ago

#CedarCreekLodges lies along the boundary of Tamborine National Park within the Gold Coast Hinterland, part of the largest expanse of subtropical rainforest in the world. Teeming with towering strangler figs, piccabeen palms and white-washed flooded gums all adding to the fresh mountain air and rich biodiversity that this region exudes. Peaceful waterfalls and tranquil pools offer the perfect place to stop, rest and take in the natural surrounds of Tamborine Mountain. Come and see for yourself! 🌱🍃🌴🍂 . . . . . #rainforest #exploremore #adventurethatislife #thelensbible #stranglerfig #tamborinenationalpark #goldcoasthinterland #destinationgoldcoast #thisisqueensland #australia #visittamborine #getoutside #hinterland #visitscenicrim #scenicrim #visittamborinemountain @visitscenicrim @destinationgoldcoast @visittamborinemt @scenicrimrc

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5 days ago

Fraser Island images. Inside a sub tropical forest this strangler fig looks impressive. It’s life began as a tiny seed in the canopy. The roots grow down to the forest floor where they take root and begin to take nutrients from the soil. Gradually the roots wrap around the host tree, widen, and slowly form a lattice-work that surrounds the host's trunk, #fraserisland #pilevalley #stranglerfig #intheforest #explorefraservalley #naturemoments #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #forestfeatures #natureshots #naturelovers #nature_perfection

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1 week ago

The beautiful Banyan tree. Seeds dropped to the ground often fail to germinate but those that drop into the branches survive and the roots grow down, establishing a new tree when they reach the ground. In time, these trees will kill the original tree. The local people value the original tree so, every 6 months, will hold ceremonies to cut these roots and prevent them from reaching the ground. #banyantree #bali #ubud #tree #fig #stranglerfig

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1 week ago

Ficus virens commonly known as White Fig is a variety of Strangler Fig. Locally it is known as Pilkhan or pakhad. The tree belongs to Moraceae (Mulberry family). Apart from the intricate patterns of roots that wrap themselves around the trunk pilkhan is one of my favorites for the beautiful changes it goes through in every season. I could see lots of pea size fruits under the trees that line the path along the Church road. I can see a human figure sculpted by the roots on this tree. Can you spot it? The trees have immense character with a large canopy. Delhi has some very fine specimens, a few being more than a 100 year old some landmark heritage trees too.. These rows of pilkhan were planted during British Raj as part of making of New Delhi. I'll share a few photographs in the coming days. . . . #delhitrees #treestagram #treesofinstagram #beautifultrees #ficus #Ficusvirens #pilkhan #treespotter #delhiheritage #britishlegacy #greendelhi #oldtrees #treeroots #stranglerfig #whitefig #treegram #instagood #delhiflora #delhiwandering #spottedfig

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1 week ago

Good Morning! Going to be another warm and beautiful day here on the Hamakua Chocolate Farm. Nice that we have the “car wash” our Chinese Banyan tree (Ficus microcarpa) a giant strangler fig that covers and keeps shaded our gravel road. We call it the “car wash” as we keep the arial roots trimmed to accentuate the jungle feel of this place, support Tarzan/Jane fantasies and if we let them touch the ground, they would form more trunks making the road impassable. #hamakuachocolatefarm #chinesebanyan #botanicgarden #stranglerfig #cacaotour #treetobarchocolate #agtour #farmtours #hawaiianchocolate #cacaofarming

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1 week ago

There is so much happening in this photo. So much we can't see. And so much we don't even understand. Incredible giant trees. Storing carbon. Microscopic ecosystems within microscopic ecosystems. A keystone species within a rainforest within a biome. Everything plays a part. Everything has a purpose. Why should we be any different? Each of us with a purpose. Each with so much happening. So much we can't see. And so much we don't understand. 🌳💚💕👣 . . . . . #thebarefootduo #trees #bigtrees #reallybigtrees #stranglerfig #figtree #ecology #rainforest #gondwana #bunyas #qldparks #nationalparks #keystonespecies #bunyamountains #thebunyas @thebunyas @qldparks #incrediblelife #photooftheday #travelblogger #conservationaustralia

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1 week ago

The Great Banyan is a banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata, India. The great banyan tree draws more visitors to the garden than its collection of exotic plants from five continents.🌿🌿 #travel #earthday #instadaily #gram #rainforest #travelgram #instanature #naturegram #indiapictures #sunshinestate #destinyinfortmeyers #destinystravels #edisonandford #hughtaylorbirch #likes #sareesapril #follow #babyphotography #bhfyp #maternitydress #maternityphotography #orlandophotographer #ficuspecies #ficus #stranglerfig #urostigma #yucatanflora #floradeyucatan #orlandomaternityphotography #indoorgardening

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2 weeks ago

Time to put down technology and computers and and get into nature 🍄🌳🍃 On our bushwalk we found this amazing Strangler Fig in the forest and towering hundreds of year old eucalyptus and gum trees 😍 . . The unique rope like roots and hollow core it made an incredible ladder within the core of the tree and of course, curiosity got the better of me 🧐🤓 5 years old or 35.....Some things will never change 🌳🤸🏼‍♂️ . . . #vrksasana #stranglerfig #adhomukhavrksasana #handstand #treepose #explorer #amazingearth #naturalbeauty #nature #wildnernessculture #gumtree #exploreaustralia #figtree #nswparks

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2 weeks ago

Do you love rainforest and adventure? Want to join me to visit one of the most remote and intact jungles on earth, the Darien gap? I’m planning on visiting Parque Nacional Darien in southern Panama for 5-10 days in February 2020. It’s the middle of the dry season and a good time to visit. Even though it has an unfavourable reputation, areas of the park are safe to visit, however due to the logistics and security involved I’m planning on organizing a tour with an operator in the area but a tour for one person can be astronomical. So I’m looking for 1-3 people to join me and form a small group to cut the cost of the tour and increase the safety. If you’re interested send me a message. I plan on already being in the area and can help organize things early. The starting point to get to the park is just a 5 hour bus ride from Panama City. *pictured above is an epic strangler fig from Costa Rica. #panama #dariengap #rainforest #stranglerfig #tree

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2 weeks ago

The cluster fig has been chosen as @the_hindu ’s ingredient of the week - they’re so versatile that they can be eaten both as a fruit or cooked like a vegetable. The trees also benefit the land itself - fallen fruits add moisture and nutrients to the soil + attract birds, squirrels and even boars - encouraging nutrient exchange across the ecosystem

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2 weeks ago

A falta de roca no me queda otra que trepar los renacos que tenemos en la selva! Este es un ficus extrangulador, un árbol que empezó como una semilla en la copa de un árbol, creció, mandó raíces hasta el suelo y empezo a abrazar a su hospedero hasta matarlo. Debido a esto es que en el interior es hueco, esta especie de ficus no le interesa encubrir su crimen, mientras que otras especies si lo hacen! Puedes verme en la segunda foto? Gracias @calsamsolopte por las fotos y la visita en mi chamba! #tree #treeclimbing #boulder #bouldering #roots #climbing_is_my_passion #climbinginspiration #nature #naturephotography #amazon #rainforest #rainforestexpeditions #wiredamazon #stranglerfig #climbingworldwide #climbingnation #climbingismypassion #climbinglife #forest #amazonbasin #peru #peruvianamazon #madrededios

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2 weeks ago

I am hoping for lots of nature walks with my boys these school holidays. This strangler fig tree is in the rainforest that can be found at the foot of Mt Warning where I live. We have lots of friends visiting us over the next few weeks so hoping for good weather so we can get out and about. Nature and good company enrich the soul! . . #tree #rainforest #mtwarning #wollumbinnationalpark #green #nature #stranglerfig #naturelovers #naturephotography #naturewalk #tweedvalley #inspiredbynature #forest #natural #enrichyourlife #trees #tree_lovers #tree_love #treelove

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2 weeks ago

The Strangler fig🌱. It is named for their pattern of growth in their host trees, which often results in the host's death. It starts its life as a sticky seed left on a branch. They grow and grow till they reach the ground and enters the soil. The figs roots eventually takes over the good soil and that way the host tree doesn't survive🌴. - - A shot from the inside of a Strangler fig📸🌱. - - #australia #queensland #daintree #daintreewildlife #stranglerfig #tree #jungle #tropical #rainforrest #nature #naturephotography #canon #canonphotography #photography #fotografie #travel #travelphotography #worldpics #dutchie #hiking #travelgirl

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2 weeks ago

Delivered this beautiful maple burl lake desk with strangler fig custom base to some amazing clients last night. My client was wanting a more organic and natural base, and I think we crushed it with these strangler fig legs. I'm always greatful and humbled when having the privilege of putting a piece that I've made into someone's home. Thank you for all of your support! #greatful #newhome #ohioart #customdesk #customfurniture #ohio #maker #woodworking #laketable #lake #liveedgewood #liveedge #modern #design #interiordesign #craftsmanship #chagrinfalls #hudson #stranglerfig #furniture #costarica #rustic #cabin #logcabin #cabinfurniture

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2 weeks ago

Did you know that the Mid North Coast of NSW is home to some of the most diverse rainforests on the planet? This precious slither of remaining Gondwana rainforests is under imminent threat by Forestry Corp who claim they are managing our forests sustainably. That would be half believable if our favourite wildlife species hadn’t halved under their management! 🐨 With support of the State government it is clear why Australia is leading the worlds species extinction record! Locally - The Kalang headwaters home to the valleys water supply, majestic old growth rainforest, rich diversity of flora and fauna, threatened species and fragile environment is due to be logged within the month of July ⚠️🌳⚠️ The only rational future is to leave this forest alone. It is time for the government to prioritise the future of forests, our wildlife and an ever vital carbon bank!!!✋🏿⚠️♻️ #extinctionrebellion #climatechange #bellingen #stoploggingoldgrowth #rainforest #naturevandalism #midnorthcoast #coffscoast #visitnswforests #peoplepower #stranglerfig #spiritoftherainforest #rewild

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3 weeks ago

A very slow but majestic end - The strangler fig tree is tree that grows on other trees. They are spread by birds and they grow by consuming their hosts which can result in hollowed out host trees like this one, the strangler fig is the vine like growth on the outside of the host tree. . The host suffers a slow and prolonged death sometimes over a period of a hundred years or more. Death is usually associated with pain and misery but in this case death is the cause of beauty and life. . . #trees #stranglerfig #beauty #life #death #bunyamountains #queensland #nature #fujifilm #fujifilmx_au #seeaustralia #adventure #travel #welltraveled #exploretheglobe #wonderlust #globeshotz #transportking #artofvisuals #ig_shotz #earthpix #vscocam #visualcollective #agameoftones #weekly_feature #moodygrams

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3 weeks ago

Different day. Same kind of picture. A new level of respect for our flora and fauna wonders! Appreciation station always on the rise here at Cellular Soul HQ. 🌱 Away with the fairies, travelling up the coast, I am here now in Hervey Bay visiting my dear mother! 🌏 Capturing my time is always a catch 22, wanting to experience the present moment without instagraming the whole thing. . While very much needing to capture and share this beautiful (and not so beautiful) time. I want to weave a tapestry of story medicine, of healing the connection crisis with the natural world, including ourselves. For this I need you to know me, I'd like you to trust me Or at the very least see me. . Each post a new thread, Less stories Equals less fabric Which makes a pretty poor depiction of my mission. As a result, inconsistency with you here may render my efforts almost pointless but for a scratch of creative expression.. see I can do that on paper. Oh the Instagram game! . But in order to climb the mountain, holding my sign post saying "save yourself heal the world" I gotta actively withdraw to physically share them online. . I meet people and direct them to my "blog" on "instagram" that is barely a glimpse of the thoughts and business of life I am growing... However I am too distracted by living my mission, not disciplined enough to play this game in a way that will allow it grow and reach others. . In saying that I am working on my knowledge and experience, to eventually bring to you a host of herbal first aid for the mind and body, as a nurse who bloody loves all of you and deserves the absolute best help I can offer. . Cellular Soul started to sell essential oils.. let's be real, thats another story. . However it has grown exponentially from there into an entire concept. . To nurse you connection with nature, yourself and most importantly your power when it comes to health and happiness, what ever that means to you. Cellular Souls Herbal First Aid, is BREWING, the cauldron is bubbling away. Some are watching, others are yet to see. . I appreciate the love and support I feel on this journey and welcome the lessons I can learn either way 😎

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3 weeks ago

Ficus obtusifolia, banyan strangler fig. grown from collected seeds I have seen this species growing on roadsides and on / by abandoned buildings, but I have also seen it as smaller specimens on sandy beaches close to the ocean and exposed to salt air and water. It has beautiful foliage and it seems the fastest growing of the species whose seeds I collected. I have not seen it growing in the deeper jungle next to Maya temples. I imagine it requires full sun or high light to compete with other trees as a seedling compared to Ficus crocata that is abundant in archaeological sites like Coba and Muyil. But it is doing very well as a house plant . #mexicanflora #florademexico #ficus #banyantree #banyan #fig #stranglerfig #ficusobtusifolia #seedcollecting #plantporn #houseplant #houseplants #stefanogiovannini #archives

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3 weeks ago

Tulum Mexico 2013 Ficus obtusifolia, banyan strangler fig. I have seen this growing on roadsides and on abandoned buildings, but I have also seen it a smaller specimens on sandy beaches close to the ocean and exposed to salt air and water. It has beautiful foliage and it seems the fastest growing of the species whose seeds I collected. I have not seen it growing in the deeper jungle next to Maya temples. I imagine it requires full sun or high light to compete with other trees as a seedling compared to Ficus crocata that is abundant in archaeological sites like Coba and Muyil. But it is doing very well as a house plant . Tulum 2013 #mexicanflora #florademexico #ficus #banyantree #banyan #fig #stranglerfig #ficusobtusifolia #seedcollecting #plantporn #stefanogiovannini #archives #tulum #quintanaroo

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Came across something recently which blasted this delusion I had for a long time now...here it goes.. . 'Meet the strangler fig: a parasitic nightmare that lives on other tropical trees, stealing their soil nutrients, water, and even sunlight through a canopy of dense leaves and tendril like roots that twist around the host plant. Eventually, the fig’s roots can completely encase the host, strangling its trunk and cutting off nutrient flow until it dies and rots away—leaving just the hollow fig behind.' . . Yes! Strange but true! Life is like that! ... src: google 🙂 . . . #strangled #stranglerfig #treefacts #lifeislikethat #finally #truth #parasites

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3 weeks ago

My maiden name is Ashley Nicole Bircher... deciphering these given names, appreciation flows! ☺ *Ashley is from the meadow of Ash trees. *Nicole is "Victory of the People" *Bircher is Family of the Birch Trees. I am named after two trees and am a Water sign as my Soul☄Spark Mike is an Earth... It feels incredible to have the opportunity to chose a Home that features a beautiful Banyan in the back yard!!! 😍🌳💚 I have adored these trees ever since learning about them as a child... When we were prospecting for a home- one really stole our hearts mainly due to the the Banyan it had but the offer did not go through... being quite sad about it, the realization soon came that the tree was so close to a neighbor's fence, it would make it difficult to fully appreciate. Never did I think we would ever find another house with such a majestic tree, all the merrier is that here- it is more so in the middle of the yard! We absolutely Love this sacred piece of nature! 🕉 Banyan (Ficus- stranger figs), are native to India, grown to fullest potential have been historically said to provide shade for up to an astounding 20,000 people! We have learned that in raking up the leaves that laid for so long, it creates rich black soil beneath... with all parts of Banyans having many medicinal purposes that makes it magical! 🌀 Mourning Doves, Bluejay, Hawk, other birds as well as dragon and butterflies are always in and around it! 🧚‍♂️🦋🧚‍♀️ I hope it brings more and more feathered and winged friends alike, perhaps even one day, an Eagle! 🤗🦅 {A girl can dream} 💖💝 *** #Ashley #AshTrees #Bircher #FamilyOfBirchTrees #Magic #Banyan #Epiphyte #FicusBenghalensis #StranglerFig #AerialRoots #ReachTheSky #Shelter #Sacred #Enlightenment #OmManiPadmeHum #EarthWaterAirFire #Spirit #AsAboveSoBelow #HappilyEverAfter #Love #DreamOn #CapeCoral #Florida #Home #EverythingHappensForAReason #Grateful

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3 weeks ago

Dang! What a snoot and strict pose. Trying hard to achieve The Angela Jolie pose in her movie, Tom Raider. Artista lng Siszt?!!! Haha #stranglerfig

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3 weeks ago

- SYMBIOSIS- Behold the mother of all strangler fig trees. Impossible to capture her enormity as she wraps around multiple trees at its base and in the sky. Still in awe of this survivor. #mossmangorge #stranglerfig

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3 weeks ago

Take me back to paradise...☀️🌴🌺

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4 weeks ago

Gumbo Limbo Trail, Everglades (February 2019)

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1 month ago

November 2018

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