Planet Earth is home to some amazing and beautiful places, bursting with colorful and diverse flora that captivates the imagination of humanity with their splendor, purity, grace, and magnificence and allow for moments of peaceful meditation, silent rapture, or jovial appreciation. Often a portrait of controlled chaos is depicted through the natural workings of Mother Nature or may reflect a kaleidoscope of man-made creations and cultivation that almost seem to manipulate time and space. Around the world, numerous iconic reflections of beautiful form, purpose, and function have been formed into tunnels, created and sculpted by statuesque trees and their branches, or by an endless canopy of flowers perfectly perched and suspended overhead.
These photographs of fifteen of the most spectacular tree tunnels and canopies from across the planet, whether pristine, divine or conceived by man, are the makings of stories and the backdrop to incredible moments of exploration and discovery.
Sena De Luna in Spain – A very small Spanish village in the province of Castile and León, Sena De Luna is home to around 450 people.
Natural tunnel of “love” formed by trees in Romania.
Jacaranda trees lining the street in Pretoria, South Africa, purple bloom in October.
Francisco Alvarado park in Zarcero, Costa Rica
Natural Tunnel created with flowers and branches at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain
After rain view of a forest field with mimosa trees, with a cloudy sky.
The bamboo forest of Kyoto, Japan
Road through autumn trees, Stowe Vermont, USA
Dark Hedges, County Antrim – This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century, and is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.
Oak Alley in New Orleans
Gyeonghwa Station in Jinhae, South Korea
Sakura Tunnel, Japan
Japanese Wisteria Tree
Wisteria Tunnel, Tochigi, Japan
Ornamental garden with majestically blossoming large cherry trees on a fresh green lawn.