Jean ROBERT Nature and Travel Photography

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Forêt de Laurisylve du parc national de Garajonay vu depuis Vallehermoso au nord de l'ile de Goméra..The Garajonay NationalPark seen from Vallehermoso on the north slope of Gomera protects a unique forest ecosystem , the canary laurisilva, which originally thrived in the mist-filled zones of the northen solpes of the mountainous western canary islands..canary laurisilva is a genuine  living fossil, the remains of subtropical forests which grew along the banks of what we now know as the mediterranean sea, some millions  of years ago int he teritary period..Garajonay is the most extensive and best preserved surviving representative of this ecosystem and contains half the total surface area of mature laurisilva found in the Canary archipelago..