Coco de Mer
Coco de Mer

The fruit of the Seychelles palm is a giant nut weighing up to 20 kg. It is only found on two islands in the Seychelles and is therefore very rare. There are about 5000 specimens in the Vallée de Mai on Praslin, where these photos were taken. In 1983, UNESCO declared the high valley a World Heritage Site.

The palms have a female fruit and a large male inflorescence. Guess which is which! It is not for nothing that the coco de mer is considered the most erotic fruit in the world.

Information about taking this photo

  • Camera: Sony a77 II
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • ISO: 400
  • Taken: 24 November, 2019

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