The tropical rainforest is a world unto itselfa realm of mystery and magic. Look at these pictures to get a sense of what it's like to be in the Amazon rainforest, surrounded by tall trees, and innumerable shades of green, strange sounds from unknown birds and insects and unfamiliar smells rising from decaying leaves or intricate flowers. (Read more impressions of the rainforest.)
Click below for forest photos and natural history information:
"The clearest way to the universe is through a forest wilderness."
John Muir Wilderness World of John Muir (ed. Edwin Way Teale) 1954