I’m fortunate enough to live within a few minutes walk of a number of stands of Melaleuca Quinquenervia (for the botanically minded). Otherwise known as tea trees or paperbarks, they never cease to capture me with the shapes of their shedding.
The mangrove landscape in its native Australia is the perfect environment for them. Interestingly, they are considered a noxious weed in six of the United States after being introduced into Florida early in the twentieth century.
These photographs were taken on different mornings. I’ve used FX Photo Studio PRO to crop and posterize them.