Pictures of forests for Earth Day

mongabay.com
April 22, 2011



In my nearly 12 years of running mongabay.com, I have had the good fortune to visit spectacular forests around the world. So this Earth Day, instead of writing something pithy (Jeremy has done a fine job in his Earth Day post recognizing the value of what nature gives us), I'm just posting some of my favorite forest pictures I've taken in my travels.

If you are a long-time mongabay reader, you've probably noticed my tradition of not writing anything Earth Day-related on Earth Day. This is intentional, but in 2005 I did write about what spurred me to create mongabay.com back in the late 1990's: Earth Day: Another gimmick day full of false promises and empty pledges or a day of reflection?.

Routeburn track, New Zealand
Routeburn track, New Zealand

Redwood forest of Van Damme State Park
Redwood forest of Van Damme State Park

Buttress roots of a giant rainforest canopy tree in Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
Buttress roots of a giant rainforest canopy tree in Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

Bamboo forest on the Pipiwai trail
Bamboo forest on the Pipiwai trail, Maui

Redwood forest of Van Damme State Park
Redwood forest of Van Damme State Park

Sunset over the Borneo rainforest
Sunset over the Borneo rainforest

Canopy of the Osa Peninsula rainforest
Canopy of the Osa Peninsula rainforest, Costa Rica

Rainforest in Panama
Rainforest in Panama

Redwood forest on the Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop trail
Redwood forest on the Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop trail

Routeburn track, New Zealand
Routeburn track, New Zealand

Matt Davis Trail, Mount Tamalpais
Matt Davis Trail, Mount Tamalpais

Rainforest in Panama
Rainforest in Panama

Red tree in Borneo
Red tree in Borneo

Moss covered tree in Ranomafana river
Moss covered tree in Ranomafana river

Redwood forest of Van Damme State Park
Redwood forest of Van Damme State Park

Rainforest in West Kalimantan
Rainforest in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

Indonesia rainforest
Indonesia rainforest, West Kalimantan

Horseman's star (Hippeastrum)
Horseman's star (Hippeastrum), Louisiana

Palm fronds
Palm fronds

Mantadia rain forest
Mantadia rain forest, Madagascar

Routeburn track, New Zealand
Routeburn track, New Zealand

Rainforest in West Kalimantan
Rainforest in West Kalimantan


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