© 2010 Kathy Keating Kapok Tree

Kapok Tree

On the last full day of my long weekend trip to Darwin, I rented a car and headed out to Berry Springs to visit the Territory Wildlife Park. It was only about a 45-minute drive from Darwin, but it felt like its own separate world.

While walking in the woodland area of the park, I saw a lot of interesting and unusual types of trees. This one is a Kapok Tree, and it has cone-shaped thorns in its bark to protect itself from damage.

I took this photo at the Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, Northern Territory, Australia in May 2010.

© Kathy Keating and An Expat’s Photoblog, 2010.