Rainforest is hard to describe, hard to show to anyone who has not experienced it first hand. Of course, that is why TPP is here to give his students that experience. Here and there in the forest are views that give you some sense of what the forest is like, but they are somewhat hard to find and very hard to photograph. And long time readers might remember that TPP has tried (sorry no links, the search function isn't working). Rainforests are layered: herbs and ferns, shrubs & palms, understory trees and larger palms, subcanopy trees and palms, canopy trees, and emergent trees. Vines, lianas, lace themselves through all of this. All in all this presents a wall of vegetation where the tallest trees reach 50 meters. So here's this years attempt at photographing the rainforest understory with some real depth of field. Tell me what you think.
15 hours ago in Variety of Life