Some forests on our planet are much more fabulous than those that were created by science-fiction writers of all time. Offer to walk the magical trails of the most fantastic forests in the world.
1. Crooked forest, Poland
2. About those trees growing in the woods near the town Gryfino, we only know that they were planted in the thirties of the last century.
3. Hypotheses about the origin of such unusual shape of the trunks different — someone States their intentional deformation to produce ships from a convenient timber, and some believe that during the Second world war barely formed seedlings drove tanks, tracks that are not broken, but forever hurting them.
4. Baobab alley, Madagascar
5. The accumulation of mighty baobab trees along a dirt road in the city Menabe — the main contender for the title of the main natural attractions of Madagascar. These 800 year old giants are able to store in their trunks to 117 liters of water, the volume of which determine their peculiar "swollen" form.
6. Once this place lived a pretty wild plant life of the lush forest, leaving only a small Avenue of majestic his heirs.
7. Sunken forest, Kazakhstan
8. In 1911, Kazakhstan was a strong earthquake that led to the landslide. As a result, in one of the valleys created a natural dam and formed a new lake Kaindy.
9. Ate, which swept the water came, stand their ground to this day — their withered tops create a strange, slightly sinister impression, and the lower parts of the trunks and the roots remain virtually intact, turning the lake into a fascinating underwater forest.
10. Forest "dragon's Blood", the island of Socotra
11. Landscapes of the island of Socotra have been called the most alien species on Earth. Fabulous fanciful thickets of trees such as dragon's blood, with its flat crown, funny and chubby cucumber trees and desert rose as if to prove that all the vegetation in this amazing place near the coast of Yemen cannot develop a normal, earthly way.
13. The forest of rainbow eucalyptus trees, Maui
14. One of the brightest and most impressive trees in the world — rainbow eucalyptus — can be found in various forests of the Northern hemisphere.
15. Depending on the season, its bark is undergoing gradual changes, revealing the flaps incredibly rich colors: green, Burgundy, purple, blue, orange and brown. After completion of the full cycle of shedding this the whole process starts again.
16. Writhing thickets, SK
17. The trees of this grove in Canada seemed frozen in the postures of the dance. Science has nothing to say about the cause of such strange forms of trunks, calling this phenomenon "Botanical mystery".
18. Among locals, however, you can often hear the opinion that the creation of this natural mysteries had a hand representatives of extraterrestrial intelligence.
19. Yil apricot valley, China
20. Annually downhill slopes Xinjiang are covered by lush foam pinkish-white flowering apricot trees.
21. The appearance of colors marks the beginning of the season of the fruit harvest, at the same time transforming the landscape into an indescribable miraculous work of art.
22. Jabuticaba Forest, Brazil
23. A cursory look at the trees in the Brazilian forest the impression of clinging to their trunks swarm of large beetles. Peering closer, you notice ripe the liquid side of these juicy bugs...
24. Plant jabuticaba is also named "Brazilian grape tree", and covering his berries are considered excellent food, bad eating as raw and canned, and even fresh view.
25. Dancing forest on the Baltic sea, Kaliningrad
26. Forest thickets on the Curonian spit in the Baltic sea the locals call "Drunken trees", and this definition seems very accurate, if you look at bent and almost tied in knots in the trees, as if forgetting the normal direction of its growth.
27. The most plausible explanation for this phenomenon blames strange form of vegetation on the often rampant in these places, strong winds can significantly influence the position of young trees in the space.
28. Forest Wollemi, New South Wales
29. To the uninitiated, this national Park of New South Wales can seem quite ordinary — it contains no dancing or colored trees and such, but there is something that makes this wood truly unique.
30. Just found yourself the perfect conditions for life's rarest pine tree, the Wollemi pine belongs, previously considered extinct 30 million years ago.
31. The Forest Was Dead Lowlands, Namibia
32. Forest in Namibia — the dream of many photographers: the combination of reddish dunes, flat sun-scorched earth and black lifeless trees creates a unique natural graphics, striking in its unnatural clarity at sunset.
33. About 900 years ago this place grew "camel acacia" (Acacia erioloba), feeding on underground moisture. But very quickly all the possible sources have dried up, leaving only dry landscape with dead plants, not rotting in the local climate and continues to stubbornly stand under the sun for centuries.
34. Forest "Monkey puzzle", Chile
35. The Chilean Araucaria, called by the inhabitants of North and South America "the monkey puzzle", you can imagine, imagining a hybrid of palm and pineapple. This unique plant is considered a living fossil and diligently cultivated in southern Chile as a great source of hard wood and edible seeds.
36. Nevertheless, despite all efforts, a rare tree by 2013 is under threat of extinction, because its population on the planet is rapidly decreasing.
37. The Great Banyan, India
38. Can you imagine a forest in which more than three thousand trees have a single root at all? Actually, that can be taken for many guns, is in fact a massive aerial roots of the mighty plant of 250-year-old Banyan tree.
39. Even more discouraging fact is that the trunk of the tree in 1925 was felled, but Banyan tree continues to live and grow, now occupying an area of 4 hectares.
40. Les caves Shandong, Vietnam
41. On the border of Laos and Vietnam is the largest on the planet cave known to science. Untouched by man until 2009, inside it holds a true underground forest of great beauty.
42. To get there, you need to overcome a long and steep descent into the bowels of the cave.
43. Forest Aokigahara, Japan
44. Lush sea vegetation, which represents Aokigahara, wrapped in unusual silence of the forest totally uninhabited. Representatives of wild fauna somehow avoided settling among the trees. But this is not the only feature making the atmosphere in the forest is creepy — even more ominous mood it promotes, if you know what it enjoyed extraordinary popularity for suicides from all over Japan.
45. Each year 50-150 lives strongly in Aokigahara dropped, forcing local office regularly to take care of the cleaning of forest paths from the many lifeless bodies.