There are mango trees, and then there are mango trees!
I am familiar with mango trees. I had three in Florida, two of which survived a couple bad winters and were thriving when I left. Here in Panama there are mango trees everywhere, and many of them are very large and old. Today, I think I found the grandfather of all mango trees.
I’ve seen this tree from a distance many times, but I was so glad I took the time to go see it up close. We first went on our early afternoon bike ride, but the lighting wasn’t quite what I wanted. The sky was so bright and the tree was too dark among the other trees. I went back in the late afternoon about 30 minutes before sunset and that was better. The sky was low in the sky, I used a flash on the tree, and things balanced out a bit better. I included photos from both visits because there were a couple early day photos I liked anyway.