Even though we were on the edge of rain forest territory we did not actually go into rain forest area but with images like this one, I did feel that it was close at hand.
I saw this tree with its roots stretching down to the earth below on our first morning in Rio.
It was within walking distance of where we were staying and I was able to return and take a photo of it on another day.
When we went to Sugar Loaf Mountain, we walked along the beach and I saw a similar sight with this tree sending its roots down over the side of a wall and into the sand below.
Tree trunks certainly grow differently in Brazil.