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trees covered in greenery in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
April 4, 2014

Shag Green

The fantastically wet climate of southwestern New Zealand—average rainfall of more than 20 feet a year—allows tree limbs like these in Fiordland National Park to grow shaggy with moss, lichen, liverwort, and other clinging greenery.

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

Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

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