Rain forests

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Nov 15 2015

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Category: New Zealand, Oceania

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When I hear the word ‘rain forest’ I usually think of a ‘luxuriant tropical forest with heavy rainfall’, in accordance with the definition given by my Oxford dictionary. But there are also rain forests in temperate climates. These forests are luxuriant too, be it not hot and damp as the tropical ones, but cool and moist.

The rain forest on New Zealand’s South Island extends its luxuriant green cover right up to the west coast. Trees, plants and creepers grow on and over each other in an exuberant feast of life.
Whenever Earth will lose the last of its rain forests, it loses its lungs and life itself.

Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand 2013

Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand 2013

Photo of the week: West Coast – near Hokitika River and Gorge, South Island, New Zealand 2013

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