No, not digitally retouched photos but, rather, the all-natural phenomenon of Crown Shyness where the uppermost branches of certain tree species avoid each other in the forest canopy.
First discovered in the 1920s, the exact cause is unclear: whether the result of trees rubbing against one another or an active process by which the available light needed for photosynthesis is ‘shared’.
Either way, isn’t nature wonderful?
it may get overused, but that is awesome!
Clever trees – they sense what is above and around them
It seems we are not alone and share this planet with sentient forests