Along with Tanzania's extensive wildlife, the vegetation is enough for a photographer to bust out their lens. I absolutely love the detail and exquisiteness of the baobab tree. It is known as "the tree of life." It is a succulent, which means that during the rainy season it absorbs and stores water in its vast trunk, enabling it to produce a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season when all around is dry and arid. These incredible trees are being directly impacted by climate change. It has been reported that nine of 13 of Africa’s oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade. These trees, are aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years old. Scientists speculate that warming temperatures have either killed the trees directly or have made them weaker and more susceptible to drought, diseases, fire or wind.
Don't believe climate change? Tell that to the trees.