Madeira’s Fanal Forest

August 30, 2023


Photographer: Nuno Lopes 
Photographer: Nuno Lopes 

Shown above are a pair of curiously oriented Til trees (Ocotea foetens) consumed in fog in Madeira’s Fanal Forest. Here, some specimens of these deciduous evergreens date back to a time before the discovery and habitation of Macaronesia. They’re part of the ancient Laurissilva Forest, which is endemic to Madeira and the Canary Islands. Photo taken on June 14, 2023.

Fanal, Madeira, Portugal Coordinates: 32.809593, -17.142285

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