The Troll's Oak

This enchanted oak is probably more than 900-years old and one of the oldest oak trees on the island of Öland. Standing near the shore, it was once used as a seamark. Old oaks are vital for insects, lichen, birds and bats; insects that prefer old oaks include the stag beetle, hornet and an endangered scarab beetle. I included my hand in the frame, so you can get an idea of how wide this tree trunk is.

The Troll´s Oak, Trolls Forest, Öland, Sweden

(Nikon D700, Nikkor PC-E 85mm 2,8 micro, iso 200, tripod)

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