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A walk in a tropical rainforest - tropical rainforest plants and sights

Updated on May 6, 2011

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:

Animoto - turn digital photos into videos

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

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      Cristina 2 years ago

      wow the pictures were really nice

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      orcamom lm 4 years ago

      Some lovely photos, thanks.

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      theallin1writer 5 years ago

      Lovely lens, wow!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning for another walk through your beautiful rain forest!..*

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      brynimagire 6 years ago

      Woe ! Awesome video and info. Fantastic lens !

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      Rose Jones 6 years ago

      Lovely lens - I have bookmarked it to come back to when I need some peace in a moment. I also have bookmarked it because of your squidroo program - that sounds worthwhile and I am going to look into it further. Congratulations on making your own Internet marketing product, and at the same time being balanced enough to make a beautiful lens like this. (Some IM types go over the top as you know.)

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      10incbellevue 6 years ago

      Wow. Tons of great pics! Thanks for the lens. I love hiking and have a pictures with some similarities of your pics. Very cool.

      - 10 Bellevue

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      Thank you for this lens!

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      Christine Larsen 6 years ago from South Australia

      Beautiful photography of a magnificent area.

      Love rainforests so much, wish they could all be totally protected and leave the timber usage to our pine plantation forests in the SE of South Australia - designed for that purpose. Thank you for a great lens.

      Happy Australia Day,


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      booklover2 6 years ago

      Great squidoo lens here! Thanks and lets all of us try to preserve the forest.

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      Bill 6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I have never been to this particular rainforest before. I am a Gold Coaster so I get to the Gold Coast Hinterland rainforests fairly regularly. I love the hinterland and all that these natural wonders have to offer. We donate every month to Rainforest Rescue as well. We love what they are doing up north.

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      SidneyMorgan LM 6 years ago

      One of the best Lens on Squidoo. This is really informative lens, it helped me to increase my knowledge about great places in danger.

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      baumchen 6 years ago

      Love the "Rainforest Rock Pool" picture. Please help save the rainforest. I want my grandchildren to be able to see it....

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      This lens is perfect - wonderful photos. Blessed

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      Melissa 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      Lovely visual trip. Wish I could be there in person.

      This lens blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 6 years ago from FL

      Thanks so much for the beautiful relaxing walk and helping to make more people aware of the wonderful places we are in danger losing.

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      ronpass lm 7 years ago

      @bamajaw: I hope you got to Stradbroke Island just 20 minutes by water taxi from Cleveland - one of my favorite holiday places:

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      bamajaw 7 years ago

      Ron-My wife and I have the privilege of visiting Australia last April(2010). We flew into Brisbane. We spent two weeks in Cleveland. We visited the Gold Coast, and a great

      wildlife preserve. Great Lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nice Squidoo. Very interesting and cool. Chris

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      kathysart 7 years ago

      How lovely. Beautiful images and message.

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      Carmel Aaron 7 years ago

      This is fantastic. You are so right. If we use it all up--it is just gone.

      Thank you so much.

      Thumbs up.....

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      jackieb99 7 years ago

      I love the rainforest! Thanks for checking out my lenses.

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      joanv334 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

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      River88 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens and what a great way to start my day here in America! I've always wanted to visit Australia, this just gives me one more reason to want to visit. Thank you.

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      Attention_Getter 7 years ago

      Thanks for the shout out to a new blog that I'll be sure to follow - rainforest rescue. So important and uplifting.

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      ronpass lm 7 years ago

      @Attention_Getter: Hi Attention-Getter, I love your natural health orientation - thanks for your positive comments.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nice Lens I Love Natural

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      savagepriest lm 7 years ago

      most beautiful squidoo lens

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      BrianYoungBY LM 7 years ago

      Nice Picture I enjoyed it Very Much. The rain forest is an important ecosystem that's definitely worth saving. Great Lens.

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      dougadam 7 years ago

      Wow awesome pictures I would love to take a walk in that rain forest

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      aitsavemyfiles 7 years ago

      Great shots mate, I'll have to check out a few more of your lenses when I get a chance

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      Jakoba LM 8 years ago

      Great photos. I can't imagine how they were taken in that jungle environment. The preservation of the ecosystems that nurture us all is of such vital importance. I must look at myself and ask 'what am I doing here in rural canada, to save or abuse the place where I live'. Each person, each little action makes a difference. Thanks for the intro into your world.

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      June Parker 8 years ago from New York

      I love this lens. I have lived in and around the rainforest in Hawaii for most of themy life and the photos remind me so much of the jungles at home. This is such a lovely lens. Thank you for creating it.

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      StartBusinessMentor 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens Ron! Reminds me of the many years I spent wandering and hunting in the Fiordland rainforest in Southern New Zealand. We're all so luck to have such superb places to visit!

      Cheers, Allan

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautiful pictures! It would be great to read a bit about each one, as far as how that part of the rainforest is important or what function it serves.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Ron this is a very lovely lens. Enjoyable to visit the rain forest.

      Blessed by an angel.

      Best wishes,


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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      So beautiful, Ron! Worth a blessing or two. :-)

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      grannysage 8 years ago

      I am so geographically challenged. I had no idea there were rainforests in Australia. I had to follow the links to find out more about it. I'm rather ashamed at myself, college graduate that I am. Very nice pictures. Lensrolling it back to Save the Tree Spirit.

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      Tech_nology 8 years ago

      great lense with a great of photo now a lot of people in the world know how important to protect our forest for our life...

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      kimmanleyort 8 years ago

      Thank you for telling me about this great lens and for your nice comments. Visiting a rainforest is on my bucket list! Love your photos.

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      Demaw 8 years ago

      Beautiful pictures, we need to protect our woods and forests everywhere.

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      rewards4life info 8 years ago

      Wonderful photographs! I really enjoyed being here. =)

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      Chelilai 8 years ago

      Very nice lens, Ron! I love the photos. I grew up in jungle areas so I totally appreciate them. Woot!

      Your transcriptionist buddy,


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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Hey Giant! I'm one of the Giant Squid Community Organizers and we'd like to hear your Giant Squid Suggestions. What would be a great new Giant perk? What can Squidoo do to help you create better and more successful lenses? Please stop by and leave us your thoughts in the suggestion box.

      (BTW: this lens is lovely)

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      religions7 9 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      dc64 lm 9 years ago

      Love the picture of the mist clearing the most. I could almost hear the insects, birds, and rainforest animals. The images reminded me of my days in Panama, the greenery was incredible there.

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      EverythingFragr 9 years ago

      Pretty lens. Thank you.

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      eleetsp 9 years ago

      what an amazing lens. beautiful pics and lots of stuff definitely will come back for more as you update thanks :) check out my walks and pics if you get chance? Walks Yorkshire

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      QuantumTiger 9 years ago

      Some lovely pictures on this lens. Thanks!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Beautiful pictures!

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      K Linda 9 years ago

      Simple, but beautiful lens! I was there with you in the rainforest. It saddens me that the rainforests are vanishing so rapidly. I visited the rainforest in Puerto Rico and it was small, but amazing. Good work, 5*'s.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great photos Ron and to be featured in my newest lens.

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      Kiwisoutback 9 years ago from Massachusetts

      Beautiful lens, the rainforest pics came out excellent! Nice work.

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      eccles1 9 years ago

      I love this lens how beautiful !!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Ron, what a great lens, and loved the pictures, just beautiful! - Kathy

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      Couch-Covers-Melanie 9 years ago

      Great lens! Beautiful lens you have here, nice photos and video. I am a big animal and nature lover so i appreciate and admire lenses like yours!

      5* for you!

      PS: Did you know couch covers can be real moneysavers?

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      WorldTravelers916 9 years ago

      the tropical forrest is forever needing savings!

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      Keaka77 9 years ago

      Great lens Ron.. I love those photos you got on here. I love the Rainforest.

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      ronpass lm 9 years ago

      Susan - loved your Florida Palms website and lens - very informative and restful - great place to visit for lots of info and a peaceful time.

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      susanbrian lm 9 years ago

      I love your lens and I gave you 5 stars. Thank for the useful info.

      I am a palm tree enthusiast, just started my own web site Florida Palm Trees. Check it out when you have time.

      Thank you Susan.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nice illustration of what a rainforest looks like and an interesting concept for a lens. Thanks for the link too. I have repaid the compliment and featured this lens on my own one Save the Rainforests

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      purple83 9 years ago

      Hey there great lens you got here. I love the photos you got here. The rainforest is so beautiful. Please visit my lens about Global Warming and Going Green you got to see this everyone should see itall ages just click my name and click the Going Green / Global warming site

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      totalhealth 9 years ago

      really relaxing pictures.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Beautiful pictures Ron. Thanks for sharing. Almost as good as being there.

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      The Eclectic Muse 9 years ago

      Wow! Beautiful!