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Moving back inland today, this is one of several shots I took of the strangely beautiful Quiver trees which grow in abundance in this location.
The Quiver Tree Forest is the most southerly concentration of Quiver trees (Aloe Dichotoma) in South Africa and the largest aloe forest in the world.
This aloe tree forest was a gathering place of Khoisan (Bushman) hunters who would journey here in days long gone to source holders for their arrows. The hollowed out branches of the tree made excellent quivers to hold their poisoned hunting arrows.
These trees, which have distinctive smooth branches and scale-like bark, grow up to 400 years old and produce vivid yellow flowers in May, June and July, as they have been doing for many thousands of years.

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2659 W: 72 N: 6460] (29358)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-08-28
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-17 4:43
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