Permanently Windswept Trees in Argentina


Let's add this to the bucket list or, in our case, to the post extraordinary destinations off the beaten path. Located in Ushuaia, Argentina or what's often referred to as “the southernmost city in the world,” sit some of the most interesting-looking trees we've ever laid eyes on. These permanently one-sided trees were created this way by strong winds and are called “flag-trees.” Branches on the windward side are killed or deformed by the near constant strong winds, giving the tree a stunning flag-like appearance. Fascinating. Almost looks photoshopped. (Check out this crazy-looking one in Peru.)


Photos via [National Geographic], [Ole Begemann]

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