These golden sunrays are filtering through the trees in this forest scenery picture that was taken near Virgin Falls on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. As the tree cover is so dense here the sun can only get through in some places and that is what creates this dappled sunlight effect, where you can actually see the sunlight straining to reach the forest floor.
This area of the forest near Virgin Falls is a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on Vancouver Island, so that means that this area cannot be developed and the trees cannot be torn down, however it can be used by the local First Nations population as an area to try and discover sustainable building and living practices. It can be changed a little but as long as it is still environmentally friendly and that the changes don't upset the ecosystem of the forest.
To see the sunrays streaming through the trees like this makes you stop and think about how beautiful nature truly can be, and how in our busy lives we don't often take the time to stop and just admire the simple effect of the sun through the trees.
Rays of sunlight streaming through the forest near Virgin Falls, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 3/10 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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