Sunday, July 17, 2011

Alaska Photo Blog: The Trees of Tongass National Forest

This is the third in a series of daily photo posts from an expedition to Tongass National Forest by Keith Ellenbogen, a photographer and frequent contributor to the Global Explorers Blog. He recently joined Philippe Cousteau on an expedition with The Boat Company to explore Southeast Alaska's abundant wildlife. 

Healthy old growth forest within Tongass National Forest, Alaska 
(Photo: Keith Ellenbogen)

A view of the summit of Baranof Island, surrounding the small pond are thousands Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) an insect-eating plant that grows in peat bogs (Photo: Keith Ellenbogen)

A bee pollinating a small wild orchid (Photos: Keith Ellenbogen)

Read more about the expedition on Philippe Cousteau's blog at EarthEcho.

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