Phang Nga Bay lies between southern Thailand's mainland and Phuket Island. Also known as Ao Phang Nga National Park, it's characterized by limestone cliffs and rock formations, as well as mangrove forests and small islands. Among the islands are Koh Tapu, known as James Bond Island for its appearance in a Bond film. Koh Phanak Island is known for its caves and lagoons. The bay's waters are dotted with coral reefs.✨ Visit dearJulius.com to get free premium content for all of your lifestyle
The Sundarbans covers 10,000 km2 of land and water (more than half of it in India, the rest in Bangladesh) in the Ganges delta. It contains the world's largest area of mangrove forests. A number of rare or endangered species live in the park, including tigers, aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles. 5 photos. https://dorpenstedennederland.blogspot.com/ https://fieggentrio.blogspot.com/
Mangroves develop in the swamps of tropical coasts around the world. Mangrove trees that grow in Thailand's forest have evolved to have aerial roots to resist the intense saltiness of the ground and the lack of oxygen underwater. Fresh water from a nearby limestone mountain mixes with seawater, giving way to beautiful emerald pools amongst the winding tree roots.
Mangroves play a crucial role in nearly two-thirds of tropical coastal ecosystems. They provide habitat for many land and sea species, protect shorelines from erosion, and act as a natural carbon sink. This illustration appears in the Winter 2016 issue of World Wildlife Magazine. wwf.org/magazine