Dead Angelim Vermelho

Potsdam, Germany – 2018, October 30

This is the tree stump of an Angelim Vermelho, which was illegally cut down in the spring of 2003. Trees like these can grow as high as 50 meters and are incredibly important for the diverse nature of their habitat.

The wood of this tree was worth roughly 23.000 Euro on the European market while the stump is useless to the seller and usually will be left alone in the remaining parts of the forest.

It rests right in front of the Potsdam Biosphere’s main entrance.

Inside you can find a tropical landscape with over 20.000 species of plants, an artificial waterfall and every hour – a simulated thunderstorm.

(ISO 100, f8 @ 35mm, 30sec., 23:52)