Seychelles - Praslin - Vallee de Mai Naturale Reserve - Jungle

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Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve is a nature park and UNESCO World Heritage Site (inscribed in 1983) located on the island of Praslin, Seychelles. It was officially declared a nature reserve on 18 April 1966. It consists of a well-preserved palm forest made up of the endemic Coco de Mer, as well as five other endemic palms. The Coco de Mer has the largest seeds of any plant in the world; the leaves growing up to 6 m wide and 14 m long. Also unique to the park is its wildlife, including birds such as the rare Seychelles Black Parrot, mammals, crustaceans, snails, and reptiles.

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  • Uploaded on September 8, 2012
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    by Paolo Grassi
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D60
    • Taken on 2012/08/26 15:39:04
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO450
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired

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