I found a cut palm on a beach on Moorea, one of the Tahitian islands. They cut it at the base and left the bottom part of the palm there. This is a close up of the section surface. Apparently a palm has zillions of straws going through it, from bottom to top.
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No post processing for this image, as usual :)