There aren’t too many submissions of botanical landscape photographs via the Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool or other means, but it is important to take a step back sometime and enjoy the bigger picture. Thank you to Cody H. aka codiferous@Flickr for sharing this photograph many years ago, from a trip to Costa Rica (original image).
Cody wrote the following to go with the image: “A tropical montane oak forest, dominated by several species of Quercus called roble in the local Spanish dialects. Cloud moisture provides nourishment for the abundant mosses and epiphytes”.
I’m on vacation, so I’ll provide a few links for additional reading: Cloud Forests via Wikipedia and Cloud forest trees drink water through their leaves (recent research from UC Berkeley). Also, here’s a traveller’s account of “5 Ecosystems in 1 Day” in Chirripó National Park, via National Geographic.