Massive, bulky alien trees are the first to catch the bright light of a new day under a blue sun while smaller, more Earth-sized desert trees seek refuge from the full extent of the day by growing mostly in sheltered parts of the canyon or in the shadows and beneath the megahorn trees themselves. The evolutionary benifits behind their size and shape are still somewhat a mystery, though realistically they would probably store tonnes of water inside, sourced from rivers lower down in the canyon. The "horns" all seem to point in the same direction and are the only parts of the trees that can convert sunlight to energy, like one giant, thick leaf...The pointing direction probably minimises how much direct sunlight it receives later in the afternoon when the sun is at its feircest
From above they could probably even be used as sundails...but who the Hell is gonna bother climbing them?
Anyway, I've had these strange alien plants in mind for a long time, probably even a few years. It's amazing how much time goes by when you decide to put an idea off for a dry moment. But just as well since I think this would hopefully be an original entry idea for the sci-fi Lost Lands
Megahorn trees were modelled in Cinema 4D...everything else done in Vue7 with moderate postwork and effects postworked in Photoshop All artwork in my gallery remains my own copyrighted creative property and is not to be used, sold or modified without my permission