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Milford Sound in New Zealand is one of the most stunning places I have ever been. It rains on average 182 days a year (we were there on a sunny day, but itís apparently equally beautiful in the rain), resulting in a lush rainforest hanging precariously on the jagged cliffs of the fiord. Interestingly, there is such thing as "tree avalanches" there. Because there is no top-soil left on the mountains, the trees stay up by intertwining their roots. If one tree goes down, it can cause a domino effect resulting in hundreds of trees falling into the ocean.

I canít even describe how beautiful it isÖpictures donít do it justice! Iíve taken a few panoramic though, so Iíll post them to give you an idea.

robertosalguero, kiwi_explorer, Alyx has marked this note useful

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  • Copyright: Shannon Hayes (shayes) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 4 N: 146] (499)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-01-12
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-04-05 2:39
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