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Himalaya mountain forests, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Rhododendron forest at about 3500m above sealevel in the Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) national park. The Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal containing the southern half of Mount Everest. The park was created on July 19, 1976 and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979. Sagarmatha is a Sanskrit word, from sagar = "sky" (not to be confused with "sea/ocean") and matha = "forehead" or "head", and is the modern Nepali name for Mount Everest.

Year: 2014

From album: World Forest Ecosystems

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: carbon Climate Cycles flora gas global Green House Hydrological

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