Monday, December 7, 2009

Amazing pictures of objects devoured by the Jungle

The jungle is eating into everything in its way: cars, planes, statues, temples, churches. Nothing seems safe from the clutches of nature.

amazing-picturesThe At Prom temple complex in Angkor, Cambodia surely offers some astounding views of tree versus structure. At a closer look, this picture is even a bit scary, given how the trees are advancing from the top and from the ground.

This amazing detail was captured in Cambodia at the Angkor Wat temple complex. Notice how the tree has taken on the colour of the temple ruin (or is it the other way round?) and seems to be part of the structure, like a giant snake peeking down from the top. Don't miss how the roots have pushed the stone blocks apart.

amazing-picturesIn this picture of another structure in At Prom, it looks like the tree first destroyed the temple and then changed its mind by deciding to form a second temple entrance.

Here's a beautiful example of the power of a kapok tree in Angkor, Cambodia. Doesn't it look like a thin, white hand gripping the wall tightly?

amazing-picturesEven this Buddha statue couldn't escape the Banyan tree's grip in Bangkok, Thailand. But being Buddha, he seems quite content with it.

Even in Mexico, the Mayan ruins in Palenque have fared no better than the others: they are slowly being eaten up by the greedy jungle.

Even vehicles are not safe from the clutches of the jungle - this jeep looks like it's been there a while. Notice how onetree root has grown around it.

amazing-picturesThis plane, too, has seen better days. It is now a rotting attraction in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize.

amazing-picturesWhat looks like the skeleton of a truck was actually once a plane too. What we can see here are the tail, elevators, rudder and the tail gunner of a plane used in World War II and crashed in Guam.
amazing-picturesEven boats are devoured by the jungle like this one here in Nicaragua.

amazing-picturesOkay, this is technically not a jungle though residents of Georgia, USA might know better but here, a creeper called kudzu has taken over so completely that one can barely make out what the vegetation is covering (it was a house).

amazing-picturesThis stone house in Cairns, Australia is still maintained by someone (notice the flower pots in the front) but don't be fooled, the rainforest is approaching fast!



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