Baobab Trees

Baobab Trees

Though rarely found in southern Benin, baobab trees grow in abundance in northern Benin’s dry, dusty climate. Massive trunks that can hold up to 32,000 gallons of water, branches sticking out at odd angles and bark that appears to droop into folds of fat combine to make a tree fit for a Tim Burton movie. The trees in these photos are in and around the tiny village of Tayakou in northwestern Benin.

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