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Tree of Life by OnlyMe722 Tree of Life by OnlyMe722
This is inside the Animal Kingdom at Disney World.

Full View to try and find as many of the animals as you can. List them if you find them :)

Thanks to a fellow deviant I now have some info on this:
-It's a Sculpture and therefore Not Real.
-It is 14 (145 feet) stories high & the canopy spreads over 150 feet, and the trunk is 170 feet in diameter.
-Created by more than 20 sculptors/artists
-It has between 325-400 animals carved into it (different sources say different numbers)
-There are 102,583 leaves on the tree, all man made and stemming from 7891 end branches.
-The leaves are all over a foot long.
-The colors of the bark are due to professional painters.
-It houses the 3D attraction "It's Tough to Be a Bug" which is a real fun experience.
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SarahW-91 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist
You gotta love that tree. It's a great photograph of it! Akk, that 3-D thing scared the hell out of me!! (I was like 8 years old)

You're gallery is just amazing!
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Exwhorecist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Very cool - and enjoyed reading the facts pertaining to said sculpture/piece

Ve make zees luve under za tree, ja? ;) lol ok ok.. shutting snout now...
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OnlyMe722 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Hahaha maybe you're carved into the tree somewhere!

I didn't know any of that stuff about the tree when I saw it, but I was a bit flabbergasted reading everything and everyone that went into creating it.
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Exwhorecist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Yes, very fascinating. And yes of course, I should definitely be in the tree there somewhere (but literally - since it's probaly much more cosey than living in a van down by the river, as is currently the case lol ;) )

Again, very cool concept and lovely shot.
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CrimsonThrenody Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Very nice! I wish I had gotten a chance to seen it when I was in WDW.
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OnlyMe722 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
It's a pretty cool thing to see.
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CrimsonThrenody Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
I can see this from the picture :)
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Krzesinska Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student
Beautiful place! But I am sorry to disappoint you, it is artificial. :(
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OnlyMe722 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Yea I figured as much, but it certainly is a magnificent sight, eh? I'm just wondering how it is that the leaves look so real...how much do you know about it?
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Krzesinska Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student
14-story sculpture, by more than 12 sculptors. 50-foot wide, 325 animal carvings! Phenomenal!
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OnlyMe722 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
wow! Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna include that in the description (hope you don't mind haha).
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Krzesinska Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student
Of course I do not mind, I summarized that from the official website! Sorry, I like to be thorough! :)
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Klaber Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Was it a honeymoon travel that brought you to WDW? If so, congrats. This tree is amazing. The artist(s) who created that have got some serious carving skills. I think it LOOKS real. It'd be a shame if it weren't.
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OnlyMe722 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
No I went with my mom on the trip, and yes the tree is a work of art in itself...quite amazing!
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Klaber Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Good ol' Mother/Daughter trip. :) I hope it wasn't too hot. Jesus, it's sweltering here in Ohio right now.
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OnlyMe722 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Well I live in Cali and I thought it was suffocatingly hot at times, but that was mostly in the Bahamas. It was sooo incredibly humid that we would step out onto our balcony and my glasses would fog up. Florida was hot and sticky too, but I was used to it by the time we got back from the cruise...(yea we went on a 1 week cruise out of and back into florida, stopped by WDW for 4 days, then swung by Alabama to visit relatives). A 2 week trip...I have one heck of a tan haha (and I paid dearly for it...major sunburn on our first port of call in Cozumel whilst scuba diving).
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Klaber Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh, that sounds like a great trip. I hate that kind of humidity. I've been to Mexico twice (Cancun) and I'm afraid I'll never have a chance to go back (airlines will be bankrupt soon). I just put up one of those cheapie pools today in my backyard so hopefully, I can work on my tan this summer. I have one more day of school left on Monday....
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OnlyMe722 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Yea it's a shame what's happened to the airline business and all of the crazy restrictions their implementing these days. Good luck with the tan and enjoy the pool! ;)
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