Photo: A giant tree
Me in front of a giant kapok or ceiba tree on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. This is nowhere near the largest kapok tree I’ve ever seen — they get considerably bigger — but it is nonetheless gigantic.
The same ceiba, which is called “The Big Tree”, seen from a distance.
The same ceiba tree seen from a boat on Lake Gatun (e.g. Panama Canal).
Looking up the trunk of the kapok tree
Again, me for scale.