"Source of the Amazon," 280 x 300 inches (711.2 x 762 cm)
 In Colombia, we would wake each day at 5am and have coffee on our balcony, gazing at the rainforest which extended into the distance.
 One January, my friend and I drove a jeep as far as we could up the volcano. We put on plastic suits and rubber boots and climbed the rest of the way through a cloud forest. It was like nothing else I had ever experienced on earth. There was no ground. We crawled through tunnels in the foliage. Sometimes we were deep down and saw strange grubs and caterpillars living there.
 This colorful, rain-drenched ecosystem seemed like it could exist at the bottom of the sea. This was summer, and all the plants were flowering. Every few years, the volcano explodes and molten lava kills all life on this plateau. But the rain is constant, the river continues to come up from the ground, and life begins again. It is the kind of ecosystem that existed millions of years before humanity and one that should exist millions of years from now.
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"Source of the Amazon," 280 x 300 inches (711.2 x 762 cm)
Cloud Forest 1, 50 x 50 in
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