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The largest and most species-rich tropical forest system on our planet.

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  1. 1. Amazon Rainforest 亞馬遜雨林 編輯配樂:老編西歪 changcy0326 按滑鼠換頁 Click for page continue
  2. 2. 亞馬遜熱帶雨林亞馬遜熱帶雨林已被歸因為“地球之肺”,也稱為亞馬遜。這亞馬遜叢林,或南美洲亞馬遜河流域,佔地面積超過1.7億英畝(7,000,000平方公里);實際的熱帶雨林蔓延超過1.4億畝,含蓋巴西,秘魯,哥倫比亞,委內瑞拉,厄瓜多爾,玻利維亞,圭亞那,蘇里南和法屬圭亞那等9個國家。60%的亞馬遜叢林在巴西。亞馬遜代表全球一半以上的剩餘雨林,包含了我們這個星球上規模最大,品種最豐富的熱帶森林系列。亞馬遜延著亞馬遜河周圍增長,這是最長,最大的河流,是世界上最大的盆地地區。亞馬遜河總流量比世界前十大河流合起來大。這個潮濕的熱帶森林生物多樣性,十分之一的物種的動物生活在這裡,它也是地球上植物最大的生長的集合地。亞馬遜現在還有很多未開發區。它絕對是應該要被保護的熱帶叢林天堂。浩瀚的亞馬遜雨林,是新的世界新七大自然奇觀之一。我們喜歡這些照片! [46圖片]
  3. 3. Amazon RainforestThe “lungs of our planet” have been attributed to the Amazon rainforest, also knownas Amazonia. This Amazon jungle, or the Amazon basin in South America, coversover 1.7 billion acres acres (7,000,000 square kilometers); the actual tropicalrainforest is spread over 1.4 billion acres and 9 countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia,Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. 60% of theAmazon jungle is contained within Brazil. The Amazon represents over half theremaining rainforests worldwide and contains the largest and most species-richtropical forest system on our planet.Amazonia grew around the Amazon River which is the longest river, the largestriver, and the basin has the largest area in the world. The Amazon River has totalflow greater than the top ten world’s rivers combined. The biodiversity of this wettropical forest could boggle the brain; one in ten animal species lives here and it isthe largest collection of living plants on the globe . . . and much of the Amazon isstill unexplored. It definitely should be protected for the tropical jungle paradise mayhold the keys, yet to be discovered, to cure countless diseases. The amazingAmazon rainforest is one of The Worlds New Seven Wonders of Nature. We lovethese pics! [46 Photos]
  4. 4. The biodiversity in these wet tropical forests is mind-blowing. It is home to the largest collection of living plant and animalspecies in the world. One in ten known species on this planet lives in the Amazon Rainforest. Amazonia is home to around 2.5million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and more than 2,000 birds and mammals. So far, at least 40,000 plantspecies, 2,200 fishes, 1,294 birds, 427 mammals, 428 amphibians, and 378 reptiles have been scientifically classified withinthis region. One in five of all bird and fish species live here. The Scarlet Macaws above are indigenous to the American tropics.The photographer wrote, “Red-and-Green Macaws DO grow on trees in the Amazon.” Photo #1 by Billtacular
  5. 5. The San Rafael Falls and Quijos River are located at the foot of the highly active Reventador Volcano which rises out of theAmazon jungle east of the Andes. Based on archaeological evidence, it is believed that humans first inhabited this Amazonparadise at least 11,200 years ago. Photo #2 by Imagesunion
  6. 6. Streams of light in the Amazonian mist. Inside this rainforest, you never quite know what you might see . . .Photo #3 by Jon Rawlinson
  7. 7. You might see a Tupi ‘red bird,’ also known as the scarlet ibis, one of the most beautifulBrazilian birds, because of the color of their plumage.Photo #4 by J.Gil Photography
  8. 8. Or you might see an Amazonian ‘Godzilla.’ Photo #5 by Laurent
  9. 9. In Amazonia, you might even stumble upon an Emerald Boa. Eek!Photo #6 by Free Pet Wallpapers
  10. 10. Amazon rainforest jaguar. Bet you won’t bump into one of these beautiful beasties inan urban jungle?Photo #7 by By Land Rover Our Planet
  11. 11. Star of the water – In the rivers of the Amazon. The photographer noted, “The water lily (Victoria regia), an aquatic plant istypical of the Amazon region. Its leaves are large and circular, with folded edges, forming a sort of basin. They can reach 2meters in diameter. The leaves of the lily pad can withstand the weight of a small child in the water without sinking.” Accordingto an Indian legend about the lilypad, “As its flowers open at night, the Indians liken to the moon and stars. They say thatonce in the Amazon, there lived an Indian girl that he wanted to become a star. At night, she liked to look at the sky to admirethe stars. She thought that the moon could come pick her up on Earth and take it to heaven. One night, a beautiful Indian girlleaned over the side of the river, where the moon was reflected. She was mesmerized by the image of the moon, fell into theriver and disappeared into the water. The moon then turned into a lilypad. So the flower of the lily pad is called ‘star of thewaters’.” Photo #8 by Miriam C de Souza
  12. 12. A typical house in the Amazon.Photo #9 by Francisco Chaves from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  13. 13. Looking down at the ‘lungs of the planet.’Photo #10 by Wallpapers Diq
  14. 14. Looking up in Amazonrainforest – Árvore Mogno.Photo #11 by Signey
  15. 15. Monkeys hanging out in the tropical jungle.Photo #12 by Worldwide Happy Media
  16. 16. Brown Woolly Monkey in the Amazon.Photo #13 by Evgenia Kononova
  17. 17. Amazon rainforest – ‘inside of kills’. Photo #14 by Hudson Alves
  18. 18. The photographer wrote of the ‘Wild Boy’, “His eyes reflects the nostalgia of an almost extinctWorld. Wearing an Amazon Toucan, traditionally used only for the sacred dances and veryspecial moments, this boy is learning from the Shamans the traditional dances of theKotococha culture, a knowledge which is only transmitted from the shaman to the few chosenby word of mouth. Origin: Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, Kotococha tribe.”Photo #15 by Gustavo Morejón
  19. 19. Comunity Nova Esperança, Baré people. Cuieirasriver, tributary of the Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil.Photo #16 by Daniel Zanini H.
  20. 20. Folklore of Amazonas is nourished from legends and stories in which mystery andinexplicable things are always present. One example on Wikipedia includes “if youask people about the lagoon of Cochaconga, they will say that it is enchanted. Theysay it has the ‘form of a neck’ and that with the smallest noise provoked by an animalor the scream of a person, there will be a tremendous thunderstorm in which anenormous monster will appear in the shape of cow. This monster will become madwith the strangers. That’s why, whoever passes by this remote place, does it withmaximum precautions for not altering the local silence.”Photo #17 by NewWorldReview
  21. 21. Aerial roots of Red Mangrove on an Amazonian river.Photo #18 by Cesar Paes Barreto
  22. 22. Amazon Poison Dartfrog, also known as the Reticulated Poison Frog, can be found atthe inflows of the Amazon River in Peru live high up in the rainforest. The photographer also noted that these very little beauties are only about 15-20 mm in size. Photo #19 by Dominik Hofer
  23. 23. Iracema Waterfalls. Photo #20 by Hudson Alves
  24. 24. A great of deal of travel along Amazônia is by water. That may be due to theabundance of waterways. Photo #21 by Daniel Zanini H.
  25. 25. Or perhaps travel by river may simply be easier than the adventure of trying to travelmuddy Amazonia roads? Here you don’t get stuck in traffic, you just get stuck.Photo #22 by J.Gil Photography
  26. 26. Amazon Rainforest, seen from the Alto Madre de Dios river, in Peru. Before 1960, access tothe forest’s interior was restricted and the Amazon jungle remained mostly intact. During the1960s, farms were established based on crop cultivation and the slash and burn method.Deforestation was so considerable that the areas which were cleared of forest were visible tothe naked eye from outer space. Photo #23 by Martin St-Amant
  27. 27. Strong drought in the Amazon rainforest. In 2005, parts of the Amazon basinexperienced the worst drought in one hundred years. In 2010 the Amazon rainforestexperienced another horrific drought, in some ways more extreme than in 2005. In atypical year the Amazon absorbs 1.5 gigatons of carbon dioxide; during 2005 instead5 gigatons were released and in 2010 8 gigatons were released.Photo #24 by Hudson Alves
  28. 28. Just as there can be droughts, the rivers of Amazon suffer flooding for 4 or 5 monthsof the year. The photographer said that on a hot day, they went ‘rock jumping.’ Photo#25 by J.Gil Photography
  29. 29. Amazonas floating village, Iquitos in the Amazon Basin. It’s the part of SouthAmerica drained by the Amazon River; its tributaries drains an area of about2,670,000 square miles (6,915,000 sq km), or roughly 40% of South America.Photo #26 by Sascha Grabow
  30. 30. An Amazon Chestnut Sunrise. Photo #27 by Vicente Pinheiro via Ana_Cotta
  31. 31. Amazon rainforest, near Manaus, Brazil. Image taken from top of a 50 m tower for meteorologicalobservations, and the top of vegetation canopy is typically 35 m. The image was taken within 30minutes of a rain event, and a few white ‘clouds’ above the canopy are indicative of rapidevaporation from wet leaves after the rain. Much of the Amazon is still unexplored, many of itsindigenous plants and animals are unknown . . . perhaps even plants yet to be discovered thatcould cure diseases that plague the people on our planet. The leaves and branches of therainforest are so dense that it creates a “roof” that does not allow the sunlight to reach theground. The ground remains dark, damp and waiting for discovery.Photo #28 by Phil P Harris
  32. 32. A Yagua (Yahua) tribeman demonstrating the use of blowgun (blow dart), at one of theAmazonian ‘islands’.Photo #29 by JialiangGao
  33. 33. Another folklore of Amazona from Peru are attributed to certain animals. For example: Themochuelo that “freezes the soul”, or the “quien-quien” that makes fun of the travelers in theroads. When the singing crickets sounds like bells, it is supposedly foretelling of a “big evil.”Photo #30 by Roosevelt Garcia
  34. 34. Amazonian Forest and Renato River. Photo #31 by Leonardo F. Freitas
  35. 35. Monkey Island, Peru, is a part of Amazonia.Photo #32 by Alex Guerrero from New Haven, United States
  36. 36. Amazonian rainforest, upper Amazon basin, Loreto region, Peru.Photo #33 by Pahpaha
  37. 37. Balbina Dam in Amazon, Brazil. Photo #34 by Seabirds
  38. 38. Stormy clouds cover the Amazonian jungle. Photo #35 by lapidim
  39. 39. The photographer explained, “On the Tambopata River in the Peruivan Amazon Rainforest, agroup of kids play football on a tiny sand island in the middle of the river.”Photo #36 by Mike Cooper
  40. 40. Bamboo and ferns in the rainforest.Photo #37 by Tadd and Debbie Ottman
  41. 41. Native village of Chipitiere, in the Cultural Zone of Manu National Park, Peru.Photo #38 by Martin St-Amant
  42. 42. Toucan, the earl of Amazonia. Photo #39 by Tambako the Jaguar
  43. 43. Waterfall flowing from the Andesdown in the Amazon Basin.Photo #40 by WorldwideHappy Media
  44. 44. Three-Toed Sloth in the Amazon. The photographer noted a local superstition:‘don’t look at him if you’re pregnant…or your baby may look like him!’ Photo#41 by Pierre Pouliquin
  45. 45. Walking through paths in the Amazonian rainforest. Photo #42 by CREES-MANU
  46. 46. San Rafael Falls in the Amazon jungle. Photo #43 by Drriss
  47. 47. The photographer wrote, “Yacumanaand Chullachaqui are two demons ofthe local legends. Yacumana is ademon of the water (boa man);Chullachaqui can transform itself tomimic any person…is it your mumcoming to you? No, look at his feet,that’s how you recognize him, healways has a big one!”Photo #44 by Pierre Pouliquin
  48. 48. Brazilian Amazon. Photo #45 by Горящий тур
  49. 49. Amazonian Sunset. Photo #46 by New7Wonders of Nature