"Mangroves defy all the usual rules of plant life. It’s almost like they are the dissenting outliers of their species. The rules say trees can’t grow in saline mud, but they make it happen. Roots usually go into the ground, but in the mangroves roots rise above. Trees are usually silent but these ones are constantly popping and crackling. For every challenging condition thrown upon them, they adapt, they innovate and they thrive. I find that quite inspiring."