Sunday, December 30, 2007

"Cloud Forest Sunset" -- photo from the cloud forests of Costa Rica

"Cloud Forest Sunset"

I love the Costa Rican cloud forests.  They feel nearly as lush and vibrant as the standard rain forests, but offer something more.  They provide an excellent chance to stop losing the forest for the trees. There are enough mountains and ridges that you can find often find a view of the dense jungle that is not seen from within the dense jungle.  Like in this photograph, you can see a cross section of the forest, viewing the many trees of varying height and shape, as well as a feel for the underlying geologic form of the landscape.  An opportunity like this scarce in the rain forests of the lowlands.

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