For some people, this is a familiar sight - pollen cones and ovuliferous cones, respectively, of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana. For others, these may simply mean "beauty in the details" that can be enjoyed by a simple magnifier. The pictures were captured in a living collection in Hungary.
A group of Earthwatch volunteers with the specimen locally called "Mother Tree" of Araucaria araucana, in Conguillío National Park, Chile, January 1996. Middle bottom: Zsolt Debreczy, with wife Gyöngyi Biró on his left.
A memorable day – after getting permission to visit the Djabbaren site of Cupressus dupreziana the team is ready for a hike to the plateau. Starting from Djanet (1040 m) very early morning in the dark, we reach the plateau (varies around 1700 m) in good light and take many photos. István (middle) is led by a native Touareg guide called Agaahmed Mohamed, accompanied by two local officials. The main photo was taken by expedition coordinator Gadiri Nassim, the inset photo by István.