The trees in the background are mangrove trees. It’s a tree I’ve read about but never seen. Their roots dig right into the saltwater. A guide explained to me that for the mangrove tree to survive in saltwater, they funnel all the salt they take in through their roots, and deposit it onto a single, sacrificial leaf, that then withers and falls off the tree.
I know a leaf is not a person. A leaf is a leaf. But I find that explanation touching all the same.