The baobab tree may be one of the most important trees in the world. It provides water, sustenance and shelter in even the most harsh conditions from Madagascar to Australia.
It's also fittingly known as the "Tree of Life." Each tree holds hundreds of liters of water that can be tapped and produces a fruit the size of a coconut called monkey bread. Mature trees even have hollow trunks, providing shelter from the elements for both animals and people. In fact, there are even several pubs and shops built right into baobab trees.
Because this is Disney's version of a baobab. I have a sneaking suspicion this might be a very good reproduction. I guess I need to book a trip to Africa or Australia to make sure the next one I see is the real deal. Hopefully, I can find one that doubles as a pub.
This photograph was captured with a Sony NEX-7.