A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
345: Palm tree flowers
Palm trees are associated with subtropical and tropical areas. Many dream of being in tropical paradises with white beaches and swaying palms. In Brazil, I visited a number of these beach paradises, where vast palm tree fields lay just behind the white beaches, such as in Alagoas, Pernambuco and Paraíba. There are nearly three hundred different palm trees in Brazil, of which just over one hundred are endemic. The palm trees are not only located along the beaches, but virtually at every imaginable location in the country. As mentioned along the beaches, but also along rivers and streams, in the jungles, in the woods, in the arid grasslands, in the mountains. You will also find many palm trees in the cities, like the palm tree blossom on the photo was found in the Botanical Garden in Belo Horizonte.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2011, 2017