In the dense subtropical rainforest the trees are overwhelming; I rarely see the whole tree.
The close proximity of the giants keeps my view focused at the base of their trunks, observing the intricate shape of the roots and texture of the bark.
G-Lumix 14mm f4.5 1/4sec
The light is diffused and the moisture allows for vines, lichens and mosses to grow, sometimes creating abstract paintings on their bark.
G-Lumix 14mm f4.5 1/15sec
And the root system is at times rather bizarre, nothing like I have ever seen in a European forest.
M.Zuiko 9-18mm f4.5 1/15sec