Baobab: the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, the trees typically store around 300 liters of water and often live over 500 years.
A famous Baobab Trees nicknamed "The Lovers". Photograph by Paolo Torchio. These are exotic trees and its interesting that people would nickname them "lovers" in Madagascar where they don't know the myth of Baucis and Philemon.
Travel Justin Foulkes took this wonderful shot of Madagascar's Avenue of the Baobabs for our issue newsstand cover. Pick up a copy of the issue to discover our ultimate guide to this beautiful island nation!