Stunning Example Of “Crown Shyness”, A Phenomenon Where Trees Avoid Touching

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August 18th, 2017   |   Updated on April 11th, 2020

There are so many spectacular, natural oddities out there to remind us of just how awesome mother nature can be. And “crown shyness” is absolutely one of those strange but fascinating phenomena.

First observed in the 1920s, “crown shyness” is a naturally occurring phenomenon in some tree species where the upper most branches in a forest canopy avoid touching one another.

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The next time you’re out walking through the forest, take a moment to look above you and you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Check out these incredible pictures to see what we mean. And the next time you’re out walking through the forest, remember to take a moment to look above you and you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

1. Beautiful

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2. It’s geometrical

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3. Resembles the forest floor

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4. Look up, look way up

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5. This one looks almost like neurons

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6. It looks like lightening through the trees.

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7. That’s it guys no touching

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8. These are all so beautiful!

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9. Looks almost like a map of part of the world with land and rivers

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10. This one is Amazing!!

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11. Such a beautiful and the sun peeking through, grand

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12. There is one of the trees that looks like a dog looking over his left shoulder.

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13. The picture is the most beautiful

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14. Beautiful & very symetric

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15. This looks like a turtle in the center

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16. The trunk in the forefront and the rest of the out of sight

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17. Looks like two dogs here.

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18. Love the trees and the beautiful blue sky background

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19. The square leaves

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20. Wonderful piece of creation

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21. The tree trunk in the front being the vocale point

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22. This is seriously a wonderfull example of creation



23. Our Creator’s creations

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24. One huge tree trunk front and center it is magnificent

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25. Stunning

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Dryobalanops aromatica (Camphor Tree) Crown Shyness, Malaysia