The Hurricane Tree

Trees hurricane tree

This stunning photograph was taken by Swedish Photographer Jocke Berglund he was on a different assignment and came across this scene. This is part of the article from the British Natural History Museum.

Flying over Småland photographing the devastation, Jocke – who specializes in aerial photography – saw this ‘remarkable oak tree print’. It formed partly by the storm brush of nature and partly by the impact on the soil of the forestry machines retrieving logs. ‘It’s as if the heavens had sent a message to the forest industry reminding them that, in this area, deciduous trees would have withstood the winds much better than pine.

The irony here is really something, that the only way such an incredible photograph can be taken is by clear-cut logging, heavy machinery, and destructive winds.

This photograph has won several awards but the Shell wildlife photographer of the year (category) The World in Our Hands appears to be the most prestigious of the bunch. This site I have linked to is not the one most Bloggers have linked to, I’ve done this because there are some other great images to look at here.

I looked for some other images by Jocke to see if he was just a flash in the pan and nope, he’s not.

tree and elephant
Mr. Berglund . . . you can take a serious picture. Please take a look at some of those images on that site they are remarkable.

I just had to had this one from the plants category-it was the winner taken by Dirk Heckmann from Germanyplant winner

Categorized as nature

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.


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