Photo of the day – Boreal Forest, Arctic Circle
January 10, 2008
Boreal Forest, Arctic Circle, 2002
Photograph by David Alan Harvey
Morning fog blankets a tree-lined bog somewhere in the Arctic boreal forest. Boreal forests have more wetlands area than anywhere else in the world, with Russia and Canada each containing an estimated one million to two million lakes and ponds.
(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Boreal: The Great Northern Forest,” June 2002, National Geographic magazine)
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