THE AMAZON JUNGLE
you have seen a rainforest up and close, finding words to
describe the experience is difficult.
Even watching movies about the Amazon jungle, reading
a book, or looking at someone else’s pictures simply does
not provide you with the real experience.
When you enter the Amazon jungle, you immediately
gain a sense of empowerment, energy, reverence, and
first going into the jungle, you notice the thickness of the
air, which is humid and heavy.
Although the air is so heavy, there is a sense of
tranquility about it. The
reason is that in the Amazon jungle there is no wind. As you walk around under a massive canopy of trees, all you
feel is still, heavy air.
However, understand that the air is also oxygen rich,
which can be seen in the abundance of life all around.
There is a sense of vibrancy and excitement
resonating through the jungle.
will notice that some areas of the jungle are so heavy with
humidity and moisture with a fog that seems to follow you
everywhere you go. This phenomenon actually has a name,
“Cloud Forest.” While
it may seem a little eerie at first, it also creates a sense
of harmony and peace. In
addition, the Amazon jungle can reach horrific temperatures.
It is common for days to reach upwards of 100 degrees
and even more above the canopy.
when you make your way down into the jungle, you will notice
several differences. For
example, as you look around, you will see colors of greens
that you did not even know existed.
The reason is that less than 10% of sunlight makes
its way down into the depths of the forest, which is why
temperatures there are generally 80 degrees or less.
will also notice that there are hundreds of species of trees
and vegetation. The display of nature is truly unlike anything you have ever
strange thing about the Amazon jungle is that it seems as
though everything is in some state, whether living, growing,
breathing, or dying. You
will see incredibly tall trees that tower over the jungle,
many with leaves the size of large umbrellas.
The tree’s vines are unbelievably large, wrapping
around as though trying to capture the essence of the forest
along with you. Even the trees have other plants growing out of them,
creating an impressive sight.
give you an idea of the vast vegetation, it is estimated
that up to 15 different tree species lives on just one acre
of land. In
addition to the 300 some species of trees, the variety of
plant species ranges upward of 400.
Truly, each time you turn around or turn a corner,
you will see something new and exciting.
Then, you add in the filtered light shining down
through the trees, the awesome shadows, varying shades, and
magnificent hues of green, and you feel as though you just
walked into heaven.
Amazon jungle is something every person should see at least
once. If you
want to appreciate life and miracles, one look and you will
convinced that there is no place on earth more beautiful.