Slope Point, a forest of trees bent by the wind
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Slope Point, a forest of trees bent by the wind

Slope Point,New Zealand

Slope Point, a forest of trees bent by the wind

Slope Point is a rugged and wild strip of land covered with small but dense patches of trees of a particular shape located in the southernmost point of South Island, New Zealand. It is an unusual natural phenomenon caused by the incessant lashing of cold and violent winds coming from the Antarctica.

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The atmospheric currents which arrive from the Southern Ocean aggressively hit the region weaving the foliage and branches of the trees until they bent almost fully to the north, offering the least resistance to winds coming from the South Pole. The formation over time created a safe haven for sheep farmers in the area, providing them with shelter from the ruthless climate.

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Slope Point is located 3200 miles away from the equator and 3000 miles away from the South Pole, rendering it almost uninhabitable, with the closest village about 20 minutes away by foot. It still remains one of the most spectacular sites with trees shaped so that they almost seem to be preparing for flight.

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