Photo: A giant tree

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 big tree
The same ceiba, which is called “The Big Tree”, seen from a distance.

kapok tree
The same ceiba tree seen from a boat on Lake Gatun (e.g. Panama Canal).

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Looking up the trunk of the kapok tree

rhett butler in front of a kapok tree in panama
Again, me for scale.

Author: Mongabay

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