25 Amazing Rainforest Views That Will Make You Feel Like You’re There
While looking through these photos, try to imagine the sounds and the humid air of the rainforest surrounding you.
Rainforests around the world
Since the majority of us won't be able to visit a rainforest any time soon, escape to a rainy, lush climate with these amazing photos. We included some fun facts about rainforests with each image so that you can learn something new while also dreaming that you're on a vacation in the tropics. You'll also want to learn about these unexplained mysteries of the Amazon rainforest.
Rainforests are hot and dense forests located near the equator. They are believed to be the oldest living ecosystems on earth that get the most rainfall. Check out these photos of the world's most amazing trees.
River running through
Rainforests only cover about 2 percent of the earth's surface.
The Amazon River
About 50 percent of the world's animals and plants live in the rainforest. Here are 11 places on earth that are still unmapped.
Rainforests are found on all of the continents except Antarctica. The climate there is too cold.
There are two different types of rainforests, temperate and tropical. Tropical rainforests are more common around the world. Also, escape with these gorgeous river photos from around the world.
Swing over the treetops
One-fifth of the world's freshwater comes from the Amazon Basin.
Victoria Regia lilypads
Rainforests are critical to human life because they help to supply drinking water and freshwater. These are the most beautiful glowing beaches from around the world.
Around 70 percent of the world's cancer drugs come from natural products or compounds, many of which are found in the rainforest. Check out these other amazing discoveries that came out of the rainforest.
Fog moving in
Rainforests help regulate weather patterns and temperatures around the world.
The shoreline of the Congo River
In just four square miles in the rainforest, you can find 1,500 flowering plant species and 750 types of trees. Learn about the facts about orangutangs.
This is a rich mineral clearing, called a Bai, in the middle of the Congo rainforest. Many animals, including elephants, buffalos, and gorillas come here to benefit from the mineral salts.
The majority of the animals that live in the rainforest cannot live anywhere else because they depend on the specific environment.
Unfortunately, rainforests are threatened every day. Common practices such as reaching, logging, mining, and agriculture destroy them. These are the most peaceful places on earth.
Rainforests also help supply the world with oxygen, even though they might be thousands of miles away from you.
Bridge over water
A few of the products that rainforests produce are coffee, cocoa, medicine, fruits, vanilla, and timber.
Casaroro falls, Negros, Philippines
The average temperature in the rainforest is between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Here's what the Amazon Rainforest used to look like.
Livingstone Falls on the Congo River consists of 32 rapids and cataracts that goes on for 220 miles.
The trees in the rainforest are so dense that it takes ten minutes for the rainfall to reach the ground.
There is a vast variety of flowers found in Australian rainforests. 80 percent of the flowers found in Australian rainforests aren't found anywhere else. These are the most popular destinations in Australia.
Sadly, over 56,000 square miles of forest are lost every year. These are the places you need to visit before they disappear.
Baby Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Out of all the animals in the rainforest, insects make up the majority.
Gorge in the rainforest
Some of the other animals found in tropical rainforests are snakes, frogs, birds, cougars, gorillas, chameleons, jaguars, and turtles. Here are 17 animals that only live in the Amazon Rainforest.
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
57 percent of the world's rainforests are located in developing countries.
Trail through the fog
At the current rate that rainforests are being depleted, it's estimated that five to ten percent of tropical rainforest species will be lost per decade. Now, learn about the things that could happen if the Amazon disappeared.