Cloud Forest - Nina Zitani
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Arboreal Bryosphere

Moss and other epiphytes cover the branches of most trees in the area. This habitat - the arboreal bryosphere - is home to a surprising diversity of tiny animals including molluscs, earthworms, arthropods and more. This shot was taken from the Guacamayos Ridge Trail, also known as the Inca Trail. According to local lore the Inca used the trail to walk from the lowlands to Quito.

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