Eucalyptus forest in the mist

Eucalyptus forest in the mist

by Alexandre Florent Nolin, University of Québec, Canada

This shot was taken in September 2018 in Réunion Island, in the mountains of "îlet des trois Salazes".
The Indian Ocean winds face the breathing of the forests on the foothills of Mafate.
Above 1 800 meters of altitude, the mist reveals the humid forests of robust Eucalyptus (E. robusta),
dressed with Old Man's Beard (Usnea barbata), an epiphytic lichen from the heights of the island.