11 September 2015 – Impressive during the day and simply surreal at night, the supertrees would have to be the highlight of any visit to Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s stunning 101 hectare nature park.
The trees are vertical gardens, each standing between 25 to 50 metres tall, and during the night they come alive with a spectacular display of colourful lights.
A view of the supertrees, taken a little later in the evening. The people on the Skyway bridge will give you a sense of scale as to how big the trees really are (click on the image to view it large or to see all the images on this post in a slideshow).
There are twelve trees within the Supertree Grove (with six others in separate locations at the Gardens).
A crowd watching the spectacular light show at the Supertrees Grove in Gardens by the Bay.
“I’m ready for my close-up!”…zooming in on a supertree, with a view of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in the background.
A long exposure at the Supertree Grove creates an image with a curious mix of colours. The orangey sky was a result of the Southeast Asian haze, which was particularly bad in 2015 (though it does enhance the alienness of the landscape).
And finally, one of my favourites!