The Amazon Rain Forest

#11 - Manaus, Brazil
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Take in more than 20% of the earth's oxygen – that is. The 1.7 billion acres of rain forest stretching over nine nations is the world's largest natural resource of exotic plants and animals. It's pretty easy to lose count with 40 thousand different plants, 1,300 birds, 427 mammals and 378 reptiles. Charge your camera and be ready to see the Amazon, the most spectacular representation of untamed nature there is and our AbsoluteVisit #11.
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Amazon Rain Forest - Sunset
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Amazon Rain Forest - Tree Roots
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Amazon Rain Forest - Grasshopper
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Amazon Rain Forest - Grasshopper
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Amazon Rain Forest - Reflection
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Amazon Rain Forest - Amazon River
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Amazon Rain Forest - Insect
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Amazon Rain Forest - Coral Snake
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Amazon Rain Forest - Thorned Tree
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Amazon Rain Forest - Tortoise
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Amazon Rain Forest - Treehopper
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Amazon Rain Forest - Caterpillar
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Amazon Rain Forest - Tapir
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Amazon Rain Forest - Rain Frog
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  • Over 55 million years old, the Amazon Rainforest is the worlds largest remaining natural resource, representing 54% of all rainforests left on the planet and containing 50% of the total plants and animals found on Earth.
  • The Amazon has been nicknamed the Lungs of the Planet because it provides over 20% of Earths total oxygen.
  • Every second, a portion of the Amazon Rainforest the size of two football fields is destroyed. At this rate, the entire rainforest will have vanished within the next 40 years.
  • In a single tree in the Amazon, as many as 50 different species of ants have been found.
  • There used to be approximately 10 million Indians living within the rainforest. Today this number has shrunk to less than 20,000.
 

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