It is not often we get to see a palm tree growing from a coconut. The coconuts are usually picked before they hit the ground or picked up shortly afterwards. When Mark and I hiking through Humacao National Reserve we saw hundreds of coconuts growing into Palm trees.

Here are a few pictures:

The Beginning

Starting to Grow

Fronds Starting to Separate in the foreground and already separated fronds in the background

Interesting fact I read recently; “30 times more people are killed by falling coconuts than by shark attacks, but the sharks get all the attention while the coconuts get off scot free.”*

*Quoted from Departures Magazine as printed in Caribbean Safety and Security Net.

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