Photo: Silhouette of a kapok tree at sunset

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Beautiful pinks and purples streak the sky as the sun sets, highlighting the striking silhouette of this kapok tree. This tree is found throughout the Neotropics, and also in parts of West Africa. According to the Rainforest Alliance, one theory is that kapok fruit may have floated from South America to Africa, and spread its seeds across the ocean.

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