Wild Rhododendrons

In late spring in the Himalaya Mountains the red rhododendron blooms come out. They are different than that which is seen in Western flower gardens or yards. These grow on large trees - rhododendron forests.

The forests are dark, and aluring. Trails wind along the mountain sides though all of it.

IndiaPictorial.com link

 

Other Himalaya collections:
Himalaya Hiking

The Rhododendron Pictures

 

The protection of this ecosystem

Logging, firewood cutting and global warming are the biggest threats to these rhododendron forests. But more local people recognize the value of these forests, and they are being protected in some places. They make fantastic environments for hiking and trekking.

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