We can't have an Urban Jungle without Jungles. So today, we will be looking at some of the best Jungles in the world to photograph.
Jungles are forestation native to tropical climates. They are usually known for being an area of dense vegetation and forestation. Not all jungles around the world are built the same depending on the geographical location of the jungle, the type of vegetation, and the animals that inhabit that jungle very vastly.
Jungles also offer a unique perspective into a very different biosphere that we are used to. So let us take a look at some of the best jungles in the world to photograph.
5. Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
At the heart of the central Americas is the paradise nation of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for its dense vegetation and rugged jungles. The combination of Caribbean beaches and diverse rainforests makes Costa Rica an excellent destination for photographers.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest is a very popular tourist site for adventurous hiking trails and photography tours. The forest consists of 6 ecological zones and has a very biodiverse landscape with more than 2,500 species of plants, 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, and 120 reptilian species. Tourists and scientists are both drawn to this place.
Fun fact, Cloud Forest is t home to all six species of the cat family jaguars, pumas, oncillas, ocelots, margays, and jaguarundis.
4. Lacandon Jungle, Mexico
The Lancando Jungle starts in Chiapas in the south of Mexico and goes all the way down to Guatemala. The Lacandon is known for its dense vegetation, tropical climate, beautiful coastlines.
The Lacandon is also home to some of the most iconic archeological Mayan sites. So, you won't be just looking and taking photographs of some trees and jaguars. You can also expect to see old Mayan ruins and pyramids.
3. Papua New Guinea
Well, technically, Papua New Guinea isn't a jungle itself; it is a country. But over 70% of the country is covered in tropical rainforest and jungle. Papua New Guinea is a country of immense cultural and biological diversity. You can find a lot of traditional tribal villages to get the whole Papua New Guinea experience.
Famous hiking spots to visit are the Kokoda Trail. There are even active volcanos on the island if you are looking for something thrilling.
2. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest derived its name from the thick forest of tall bamboo and dense fern-based foliage covering the ground. Bwindi means 'impenetrable' in the Runyakitara language.
And the forest remains true to its name. It is notorious for being hard to travel through the forest on foot. The forest is also home to over half of the earth's engendered mountain gorillas.
1. The Brazilian Amazon, Brazil
We can't talk about Jungles and rainforests without a shoutout to the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon. The Amazon rainforest covers about 6% of the earth's surface and is alone responsible for 20% of the oxygen on earth.
The Amazon rainforest is so large that it covers 9 countries. Full of waterfalls, dense vegetation, massive rivers, and thousands upon thousands of species of animals and plants. The Amazon rainforest is so huge that native tribes live in the rainforest without any contact with the modern world.
Whether you are looking to hike through the dense jungle or take a trip down the Amazon River, the Brazilian Amazon has everything.
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