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a beech bough overhanging Lake Ada in New Zealand
February 22, 2014

The Place of Jade

Beech boughs and a broadleaf sapling overhang Lake Ada on Milford Track, a popular hiking trail in southwestern New Zealand's Te Wahipounamu—the place of jade—a World Heritage area that includes four national parks within which stand the country's highest mountains, longest glaciers, and tallest forests.

See more pictures from the March 2014 feature story “Where Greenstone Grows.”

Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

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