A walk in a tropical rainforest - tropical rainforest plants and sights
Tropical Rainforest Walk
Experience a walk in the tropical rainforest in D'Angular National Park, Mount Glorious. This rain forest is 20 minutes drive from the city of Brisbane. This lens is designed to enable you to feel as if you are a part of the tropical rainforest biome, seeing the rainforest plants close up, experiencing the sights and imagined smells and sounds, as I did on my walk.
(Rainforest Walk Photos - Copyright worldwide 2008 - Ron Passfield)
How to Take This Rainforest Walk
My suggestion is that you view the following one minute video of the images in my lens first.
This will give you a depth and perspective that the still photos cannot give you. You will then see the photos in a new light. After viewing the video, take a slow stroll through my rainforest lens ... and imagine the sights, sounds and smells of a living rainforest.
If you double click the video image you will be taken to YouTube where you will see the full sized video (don't forget to return if you do).
This video was produced from the images in this lens using:
What is a Biome?
Here's the Wikipedia definition:
A biome is a climatically and geographically defined area of ecologically similar communities of plants, animals, and soil organisms, often referred to as ecosystems. Biomes are defined based on factors such as plant structures (such as trees, shrubs, and grasses), leaf types (such as broadleaf and needleleaf), plant spacing (forest, woodland, savanna), and climate. Unlike ecozones, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of ecological succession and climax vegetation...
For more information, visit Wikipedia
Daintree Rainforest Conservation
A short film highlighting the value of the vast biodiversity found in the Daintree rainforest. The film intends to educate people of the threat this remaining Australian rainforest faces from property development and the projects undertaken by Rainforest Rescue in order to protect this vital ecological resource. (Includes great Aussie conservation song).
Video promotes the work of Rainforest Rescue
Tropical Rainforests on YouTube
Great Stuff on Amazon
Resources on tropical forests
- Florida Palm Tress
Florida Palm Trees offers advice and great tips that will help you transform your garden into a tropical paradise. Learn all about how to choose and grow palm trees.
- World Rainforest Information Portal
Information about the importance of rainforests and issues with destruction of rainforests with global links and resources.
- Rainforest Facts
Explains the wealth, biodiversity and healing powers of rainforests and discusses the threats to their conservation.
- Rainforests for kids
Great resources for kids and teachers with photos articles, and rainforest characters.
- Rainforest at Night - Virtual World
After dark in Borneo, new sights, sounds and smells emerge that are not seen, heard or smelt during the day. Take a virtual tour...
- Where are the rainforests?
This site shows the location of the world's tropical rainforests. Rainforests cover only a small part of the earth's surface - about 6%, yet they are home to over half the species of plants and animals in the world.
- Tropical Rainforests - North Queensland
North-eastern Australia is very diverse because it is jam packed full of very close, but very different, ecosystems and their smaller vegetation communities; coral reefs, sea grass communities, mangroves, beaches, rocky shores, wet schlerophyll fores
- Amazon Interactive
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a communit
- Mariri Magazine - The Voice of the Forst
Mariri Magazine is a journal about the rainforest for people who love the rainforest.
- Passport to the Rainforest
Follow in Darwin's footsteps, courtesy of PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE, to the heart of our planet's largest rainforest, guided by some of the world's leading biologists. Explore "the greatest expression of life" so far discovered in all the Universe, via a
- Save the Rainforests
Rainforests come in a variety of types; tropical and temperate rainforests, cloud forest, lowland rainforest, hill slope rainforest all of which can be either primary or secondary in nature. One thing all these types of rainforest have in common is t
- Mongabay.com - Conserving rainforests
Mongabay.com seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of wild lands and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development
- Willie Smits Restores a Rainforest for Orangutans
By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.
- Trans-boundary Rainforest Park will be a symbol of peace and stability
The Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia met on 15 May 2009 in the Gola Forest, Sierra Leone, to announce the establishment of a new Trans-boundary Peace Park, to protect one of the largest remaining blocks of intact forest in the Upper Guinea Area
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