Photographer's Note

Laurisilva or laurissilva ("laurel forest") is an endemic type of humid subtropical laurel forest found on several of the Macaronesian islands of the North Atlantic, namely Madeira Islands, the Azores and the Canary Islands, a precious relic of the Pliocene subtropical forests.

The forests are made up of laurel-leaved evergreen hardwood trees, reaching up to 40 meters in height. Many of the species are endemic to the islands, and harbor a rich biota of understory plants, invertebrates, and birds and bats.

This picture was taken in a forest in Tenerife (Canary Islands) named Monte del Agua (Mountain of the Water), in the NW part of the island. The fog and this special forest help to create a very magic atmosphere.

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Additional Photos by Victor Guntin (Guntin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 70 N: 293] (1325)
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