11 Mystic And Bizarre Forests Around The World
All over the globe, forests still cover approximately 30% of the planet’s land area and account for 75% of the gross primary productivity of the Earth’s biosphere, containing 80% of the world’s plant biomass.
Since the dawn of time, the wonderous masses of trees have attracted humans, who have also generally decreased the amount of forests worldwide.
Only 20% of the world’s original forests remain intact in large tracts.
The Crooked Forest outside Nowe Czarnowo, Poland is a grove of about 100 pines planted around 1930. Each tree bends sharply to the North just above ground level, then curves back upright.
Just 30 minutes away from the Kyoto city center, the Sagano Bamboo Forest wonderfully contrasts the surrounding urban area. The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been given a governmentally recognized status.
The forest in the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in northwest Madagascar. The Tsingys are karstic plateaus, in which groundwater has undercut the elevated uplands, gouging caverns and fissures into the limestone.
Located between the provinces of Alva and Vizcaya in the Basque Country, the Otzaretta Forest is arguably the most beautiful in Europe.
The World’s Most Haunted Forest is located outside Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and is often refered to as the Bermuda Triangle of Dracula country. It has long had a reputation for intense paranormal activity and unexplained events.
A woman takes pictures of wild bluebells, which bloom around mid-April turning the forest completely blue, in the Hallerbos, also known as the “Blue Forest,” near the Belgian city of Halle.
The Goblin Forest, also known as the Kamahi Walk in New Zealand looks like something from a fantasy movie. It consists primarily of kamahi trees, which grow perched on the trunks of other trees.
A kelp forest in California. Kelp forests are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth.
Called “the perfect place to die,” the Aokigahara Forest in Japan holds the unfortunate title of the world’s second most popular place to commit suicide.
The Alley of the Baobabs on a dirt road between Morondava and Belo’i Tsiribihina in Madagascar.
These are forests from within tropical or subtropical mountainous environments, where conditions allow for a consistent cover of clouds.