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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The mother tree of the Amazon

Samaúma is the mother tree if the Amazon. It is commonly found along the margin of the rivers. For a long time, its wood was appreciated to build boats and houses. The majestic crown makes this species easily recognized.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Almerin, Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Copyright: © Eric Bastos Gorgens