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Tane Mahuta

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Tane Mahuta, the Oldest Tree. Well at least in New Zealand. They say he was a sapling when Jesus walked the earth... now you imagine how old that is.

Tane Mahuta is the largest of the few ancient kauri trees that still grow in Waipoua Forest, Northland, New Zealand.

Tane is also the god of the forest, who separated his parents Rangi (the Sky Father) and Papa (the Earth Mother) from their tight embrace, so that he and his siblings Tangaroa, Tawhirimatea, Rongo, Tu, and oh I forgot the other ones, could have light and air and live.

That's part of the Maori creation story, anyway. :-)
Image details
Image size
1399x2024px 1.01 MB
Make
SONY
Model
DSC-H1
Shutter Speed
10/2500 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 10, 2008, 8:05:34 PM
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gtone339's avatar
Nice sketch of Tane Mahuta (Kauri tree). Its Latin name is: Agathis australia.
Crooty's avatar
I recognized it right away! :D
Starsong-Studio's avatar
HIM, please, him. ;-)

It's in "Portraits and Figures", you see? :D

:wave:
Crooty's avatar
Oh yes, oops! :blushes: