Colorful Eucalyptus

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These eucalyptus look like a work of art created by a painter with a taste for strong colors. However, the coloring of these trees is natural and assumes the appearance of a rainbow when it loses the outer house that lines the trunk, revealing “brushstrokes” of green, orange and purple.

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The phenomenon happens at different times of the year and when the eucalyptus loses the surrounding house, the inner layer of the trunk darkens and acquires the colored patterns.

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The images were collected by an amateur photographer on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, who went looking for trees while on vacation. “When I saw the trees, my initial reaction was astonished. I’ve never seen tree trunks so colorful, “says Warren Krupsaw.

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This species of eucalyptus may be native to the northern hemisphere, but can also be found in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

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