Twisted trees of Slope Point, New Zealand

Twisted trees of Slope Point, New Zealand

“Slope Point” is the southernmost point of New Zealand’s South Island. It lies 4800 km (2982 mi) from the South Pole and 5100 km (3168 mi) from the equator. The place is regularly exposed to extreme weather conditions including heavy winds. The extreme Antarctic winds can uninterruptedly travel over the Southern Ocean for 3200 km (2000 mi) and turn trees into strange but somehow beautiful statues. Photo: cycle4retirement.com

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