Mangrove Floating Forest in Homebush Bay, Australia

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Homebush Bay, Australia, plays host to a series of shipwrecked boats- both large and small. After 102 years, the wreckage remains rusted over and still sitting in the waters, with some lodged in brush and debris. There is one in particular called the “SS Ayrfield” that has taken up a newfound purpose in its days.

The Ayrfield boat is now the home to a floating forest of deciduous mangrove trees that are growing naturally on the metal remains. The rusted steel plays as a protectant to the foliage, while also serving as a beautiful and opportune planter for the forest of sorts. The former boat was a transporter of supplies and goods to those in World War II, while it now serves a new purpose in the “ship graveyard” of bringing beauty and nature into an otherwise unsightly area.

Mangrove Floating Forest in Homebush Bay, Australia (2)

Mangrove Floating Forest in Homebush Bay, Australia (1)

Photos: Andy Brill, Rodney Campbell, Louise

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