The mysterious Laurel trees of Madeira


There’s something awe-inspiring about ancient trees that have stood still for hundreds of years. Their strength, deeply rooted in the earth has captured the human imagination for years, and, in some cultures, trees are even considered sacred. Inspired by the lungs of our planet, Berlin-based photographer Michael Schlegel captures the mysterious Laurel trees of Madeira, a volcanic region of Portugal, in his series, simply titled Fanal.

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more in “Black and White Photos Capture the Eerie Enchantment of Madeira’s Ancient Trees”
by photographer Michael Schlegel

at mymodernmet

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