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Once upon a forest

Once Upon a Forest (Il était une forêt) A film by Luc Jacquet

This image was shot about 45 meters up in the canopy of a Moabi tree in Ivindo national Park, Gabon. Francis Halle, seen here sketching canopy fauna, which he has done throughout his career. Its truly remarkable seeing this part of the rainforest, a largely hidden and unknown world!

I wanted to capture a cinematic portrait that conveys the awe of these magnificent trees. This particular tree had a 50 meter crown, just enormous! I decided to stitch two shots together which helps capture the size. More about this shot here : http://www.theimagestory.com/story/jake-bryant-the-secret-life-of-trees/

And here are some behind the scenes video of the film crew in the forest.

https://vimeo.com/wildtouch

https://vimeo.com/55471038

https://vimeo.com/53529956