Scientists climb on gigantic stumps of trees cut years ago while they hiking through surveying what is left of the old growth forest. Tongass National Forest encompasses 16.8 million acres and is the largest temperate rain forest on the planet. The 600 to 800 year old trees lin these forests forests contribute irreplaceable biological diversity.
- MELISSA FARLOW
- Image Size
- 4368x2912 / 5.6MB
alaska, biological research, botanical research, caucasian, caucasian ethnicity, color image, day, evergreen trees, forests, forests and forestry, gender, getty, image type, mature men, men only, model released, model released photography, national forests (alaska), north america, number of people, old growth, outdoor, photography, pine trees, plants, research, scientists, scientists and technicians, scientists in the field, spruce, spruce trees, tongass national forest, tree trunks, trees, trunks, two people, united states, woodland, woodland views
- Contained in galleries
- Tongass National Geographic Magazine MM7258