These sunbeams are casting their long rays across the trees and the forest floor near Virgin Falls along the Tofino Creek. This transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is one of the best places to come and admire the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, and to marvel at the tall trees of the rainforest which are surrounded by the majestic mountains. The way the sun is reaches through the branches in this view almost makes one think of an ethereal being reaching its hand down towards the earth's surface and touching the tops of the trees.
This area of the forest near Virgin Falls along the Tofino Creek is considered a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which means that this land is part of an area used to develop sustainable land practices. The transition area is huge, about 179,250 hectares and is both public and private land, along with marine areas. This patch of land near Virgin Falls is untouched and still retains its natural beauty, but it can be used for sustainable resource management practices.
Hiking and walking when the sun is rising or setting can be one of the best times to enjoy nature as you can see the sun rising or setting on the trees and mountains. The sun is very strong here, especially in the prime summer months, so when it shines brightly it can reach between the trees and cast shadows and beams of light on to the forest floor. It can make you feel in awe of nature and your surroundings and this view would definitely make you stop and marvel at the light reflecting off the water and the trees.
Rays of sunlight streaming through the forest near Virgin Falls along the Tofino Creek, 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/14.0, exposure time of sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 35mm.
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