Mangrove Roots and Light (Underwater)

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Mangrove Roots and Light (Underwater) by Leena Roy

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Photographer: Leena Roy
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Plants & Planet
Location: Bunaken National Marine Park, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia


Protector of land and nursery of the sea, mangroves grow in tropical and subtropical areas with low oxygen soil and slow-moving waters that allow sediment to accumulate. Here the beams of light spread around the tree roots highlighting their shapes in a surreal way. I tried to compose the scene so it looked as if the two roots in the front were standing guard.


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