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Tree Ferns with Starry Sky, New Zealand, 2004

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Tree ferns cast lacy contours against a star-speckled sky in Coromandel Forest Park, New Zealand. Sprawled across 180,387 acres (73,000 hectares) in northeastern New Zealand, Coromandel Forest Park is home to stunning vistas: luxuriant forests, velvety fields, gnarled volcanoes, and rushing rivers.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "The Case of the Missing Carbon," February 2004, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Peter Essick

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