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I struggled for a long time on whether to post this one, as it seemed to be quite interesting to see by eye for this natural growth of roots by the riverside, but I had doubts about the photo to be of any interest to many of you, and mostly, how it could make a good TE photo. Well I had no answer to that doubt, but I finally post it here anyway and leave it to you for comments.

The roots grow radially out from the tree trunk, and only the pointed ends pop out of the muddy soil, sort of to breathe the air and perhaps absorb something above the soil. In some ways, the growth of the roots also bind the soil and prevent erosion.

From the photo, a hole at the base of the tree could be for some crawling creature to live in it? You can interpret whatever imagination comes to mind. Thank you for viewing.
Update: Mangrove - radial roots, see link here and here
EXIF DATA - 2008:05:10 16:23:12, ISO100, FL62mm

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Additional Photos by Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
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