Monteverde’s green oasis is the pride and joy of ecotourism in Costa Rica. With cloud cover that hangs at the canopy, the cloud forest is fascinatingly different from the tropical rainforests that are spread across so much of Costa Rica. Common examples of vegetation include lichens, orchids, and bromeliads, all of which are abundant in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Cloud forests also tend to host a large number of endemic species, as their unique climates and specialized ecosystems create habitats that are not found anywhere else on Earth.
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Canopy Tour Monteverde
Monteverde or “Green Mountain” as it is directly translated is aptly named for its extensive reserve of lush, verdant cloud forests in Costa Rica. For those who want to explore the mysteries of the cloud forests, the most popular way to discover this unique area is by trekking across walkways built in the forest canopy – or gliding along a zip-line! The walkways were originally constructed for scientists seeking to learn more and discover new creatures.
Rural Beauty of NC – A Farm in the Mountains
Will be posting images of North Carolina featuring its rural beauty. Tranquility of a farm in mountains and forests of North Carolina
Enjoying the View from Wayah Bald
Wayah Bald is a high-altitude treeless open area in Nantahala National Forest, near Franklin, North Carolina. A visitor enjoys the view from near the fire tower.
Wayah Bald Lookout Tower
Wayah Bald has a vantage point of 5,342 ft. in elevation in the Nantahala National Forest, near Franklin, North Carolina. On a clear day, you can see north to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and south into the rolling hills of Georgia. Here are images of an old stone fire tower, built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, to witness panoramic views of the southern Appalachian mountain chain.
Old Car City – Shades of Green
Being in the forest for years, these junk cars and even a tire at Old Car City have incorporated natural shades of green into their original colors
Old Car City – Adding Color to the Forest
Embedded in the trees and vegetation, this Volkswagen Beetle with peeling paint still adds bright color to the forest at Old Car City, White, Georgia
Old Car City – Effect of Years of Growth
Being aged for years in a lush forest, these cars at Old Car City take on the green patina of the vegetation
Old Car City – Car Models from the Past
Old Car City started as a small general store in 1931 and is still family owned and operated with Old South environment, folk art, ghosts of beautiful classic cars, and much more in a natural forest!
Moss on the Forest Floor
Filtered light through the trees highlights moss on the forest floor at Roan Mountain
Swinging Bridge Above the Treetops – Amazon
From modern bridges to a functional swinging bridge over the treetops in the Amazon forest in Ecuador. A photographer maintains balance while taking pictures of the birds.
Hiking in the Forest
Hiking through the forest during Fall …..
A Walk Through the Bamboo Trees
Diffused light and shadows on the pathway through the bamboo forest