Ok, it’s Friday, so give yourself a little break and head on over to what I’ve found to be one of the most spectacular photo essays on the web. Forests Forever combines stunning photography, serene music, and Flash animation to create a fascinating virtual tour of some of our planet’s most beautiful forests. Each photo gallery is accompanied by supplemental educational information and a photographer profile.
I haven’t watched them all yet, but my favorite thus far is the one about the forests in Baobab Avenue, Madagascar. Additionally, there is a cool interactive piece titled “Consciousness,” which provides a history of plant life on the planet, a review of the different types of vegetation, and more.