September 2014

Ecuador’s Cuyabeno rain forest and Santa Lucia cloud forest, two
different habitats with amazing flora and fauna

Dense cloud forest, Ecuador

Ecuador has an amazing variety of nature to offer. New photos are now online. One gallery shows the Cuyabeno Reserve, a large protected area of tropical rain fores in the Amazon basin.
The cloud forest west of Quito is a very different habitat with its steep mountain sides. It surprises with its many species of humming birds. During most of the day the mountain tops are covered with clouds. The trees are heavily overgrown with epiphytes like bromeliads, orchids and mosses.


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