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?.
This is me in Panama last week.
Rain forest along the Bohorok River
Redwood forest on the Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop trail, Marin County, California
Redwood forest of Russian Gulch State Park
Strangler fig in Tangkoko, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Winter in Huddart County Park
Rainforest of the Darien, Colombia
Jungle river in Danum Valley Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia
Strangler fig in North Sulawesi, Indonesian
Giant Dipterocarp tree in Sumatra
Rainforest tree leaf, Kibale, Uganda
Lichen-covered redwood trees in San Mateo, California
Rainforest canopy in the Peruvian Amazon
Danum river in Borneo
Rainforest canopy seen from the base of a compass tree, Sumatra, Indonesia
Routeburn track, New Zealand
Clear water stream in Gunung Palung, Indonesian Borneo
Rainforest in the Arfak Mountains, Indonesian New Guinea