Namibia, Africa

A Quiver tree photograph shows the treetop of branches pointing to the sky. Beautiful sunrise light falls on the branches and leaves amongst the blue sky and soft clouds.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 16 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Exposure time: 1/25s
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal Length: 17mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4896 by 3264 pixels (WxH).

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The Quiver Tree branches pointing to the sky create an incredibly inspiring pattern that only mother nature can create. Brilliant orange colors of the Quiver Tree combined with the sunset light and the bright blue sky contrast perfectly. It is a low-angle photograph. The camera is held right under the tree up to get the branches into the frame.

The beautiful Quiver Tree is the best-known aloe tree in South Africa and Namibia. With its smooth branches and on the tip, these gorgeous leaves. Additionally, the trees contain a white powder to reflect the harsh sun rays of the African sky.

Furthermore, the bark forms golden brown scales. But watch out! These scales are razor-sharp, so do not get too close. They sprout bright yellow flowers around June and July. Interestingly, the flower buds we can eat when they are very young. They are giving a similar taste and appearance to asparagus.

The Latin name for a Quiver Tree is Aloidendron dichotomum. Dichotomous meaning forked. It got this name as its crown is densely round as a result of the branches. Weaver birds love to build their nests in these trees.

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1 comment for Quiver Tree Pointing To The Sky

  1. Olivier

    Inspiring photograph! Very nice pattern and colors.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      These trees are quite unique Olivier. Thanks so much for your comment. Ciao Anette

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