Old Growth Timber, Peruvian Amazon. Photo by Zoe Helene
The Amazon rainforest is the greatest of all forests on earth, home to an estimated eighty-thousand higher plants, home to perhaps millions of types of insects, and a broad array of rapidly diminishing populations of rare and unusual animals. The Amazon rainforest provides twenty percent of the world’s oxygen. It is the most magnificent of all natural places for its rich diversity of life and unrivaled verdant beauty.