EYNF - Canvas Gallery Wraps - Lucky Telephoto View at 1,575 feet altitude from Yokahu tower after storm - El Yunque rainforest - Puerto Rico
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Image rights - Raul Garcia 2015 - Nikon 3100 24mp max resolution - Yunque.store
How it happened - The Lucky strike:
El Yunque is a very dense forest and the species that can survive the steep and year-log-muddy terrain are rare (250 species of trees). These peaks are part of El Yunque range of mountains. You can see their lower part in the awesome Quebrada (stream) Juan Diego just before this.
The Yokahu Observation Tower stands at 1,575 feet in PR-191 just after La Coca falls
at the entrance to El Yunque. One lucky day, after a major storm that scared the usual
crowd in the tower, I went and got a series of Nikon-telephoto shots of the dispersing
fog. The mountains are peaks close to El Yunque peak, and steep cliffs are visible.
The orange flower is an invading species brought from Africa called 'meaito'
(spathodea). The other view from the tower is towards the ocean and the lower forest.
It's the only tower that is easy to access (it's next to the road with plenty of parking)
and rarely has fog.
This, it is the tallest tower in EYNF and is open every day from 9 AM to 5 PM,
and is about 2km from El Yunque peak and 10km to the coast. The visible
mountains are in the region of the Juan Diego stream/falls. Note some red/green
coloring on the cliffs rocks - that is moss and lichen due to constant fog,
rain and humidity at these higher regions that get over 180 inches of rain a year!
Note: This photo was taken before Hurricane Maria. It's a VERY rare sight in PR.
A Brief Yunque's History:
El Yunque, officially named 'El Yunque National Forest'
(EYNF) is located in northeastern Puerto Rico.
It is the only tropical rainforest in the US National
Park System (NPS) and is managed by the US Forest Service.
It covers a surface of 28,430 acres (115 km2).
It is the largest forest in Puerto Rico.
EYNF was stablished in 1903 by the beginning USFS,
but initially it was set aside in 1876 by King Alfonso XII
of Spain and represents one of the oldest reserves in the
Western Hemisphere. Before that it was revered by the
Taino Indians as a Holy land as 'Yuke'or white land.
We 1st used Canon cameras, then Nikon 24MP cameras
at maximum resolution. We covered all roads and trails
of the forest and some deep regions in over 40 days of
explorations of the forest and collected over 10K images.
In 2019 we started using the Nikon D850 with 45MP.
Many of our canvas prints have dates, this is because their
purpose was to be a scientific record of the EYNF at that
place and time. Now that Hurricane Maria has decimated
the forest, it remains a record of how EYNF was after
the natural growth with no major hurricanes in 100 years.