The air may be pungent at low tide but late evenings provide a special view of our living treasure; the mangrove coast. Growing from brackish water along our extensive coastlines, the swamps support a dynamic ecosystem that is very important to coastal communities of humans and animals. The trees shelter the coast from erosion, provide wood and support a delicate biosphere of plants, fish, birds and other wildlife. Raising public awareness is an important conservation step towards indiscriminate clearing.
Photographed at the coast between Tanjung Sepat and Bagan Lalang, Selangor.