Pictures: International Year of Forests on Earth Day

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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?.

Rainforest tree in Sabah, Malaysia
Rainforest tree in Sabah, Malaysia

Rainforest in Panama
Rainforest in Panama

Looking up the inside of a strangler fig tree
Looking up the inside of a strangler fig tree

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

Rainforest in Panama
Rainforest in Panama

Rainforest leaves
Rainforest leaves

Rainforest in West Kalimantan
Rainforest in West Kalimantan, Indoneian Borneo

Forest of Idaho inlet in Alaska's Inside Passage, Alaska
Idaho inlet in Alaska's Inside Passage

Arfak cloud forest
Arfak cloud forest

Sunset over the Borneo rainforest
Sunset over the Borneo rainforest

Sunset over the Borneo rainforest
Sunset over the Borneo rainforest

Rainforest in Panama
Rainforest in Panama

Bamboo in Panama
Bamboo in Panama

Rainforest in Panama
Rainforest in Panama

Rainforest in Panama
Rainforest in Panama

Rainforest understory
Rainforest understory in Indonesian Borneo

Cypress forest in the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge. All photos by Rhett Butler
Cypress forest in the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana

Rainforest in Panama
Rainforest in Panama


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