সুন্দরবন-Fog,sunrise,near Sopoti, Sundarban,Bangladesh

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World largest mangrove forest


The Sundorbon is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. Thousands of meandering streams, creeks, rivers and estuaries have enhanced its charm. Sundarbans meaning beautiful forest is the natural habital of the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, crocodiles, jungle fowl, wild boar, lizards, theses monkey and numerous species of birds. Migratory flock of Siberian ducks flying over thousands of sail boats loaded with timber, golpatta (round-leaf), fuel wood, honey, shell and fish further add to the serene natural beauty of the Sundarbans. It is estimated that there are now 400+ Bengal tigers and about 30,000+ spotted deer in the forest!AREANearly 2400 sq. miles or 6000 sq. km.FOREST LIMITSNorth-Bagerhat, Khulna and Sathkira districts : South-Bay of Bengal; East-Baleswar (or Haringhata) river, Perojpur, Barisal district and West-Raimangal and Hariabhanga rivers which partially form Bangladesh boundary with West Bengal in India

The forest stretches over Bangladesh and India, but Bangladesh has the larger portion of it. The area of Sundarbans in our country is 6,017 sq km, approximately 4% of the total area. Every country ought to have forests not less than 25% of its total area. We have only 16% and the Sundarbans covers 40% of it. Carbon emission by the advanced nations is causing catastrophic environmental damage such as climate change and the less developed and poor countries are the worst affected. In this backdrop, every country has to have its own protection against environmental odds and forestation is the ultimate solution. The Sundarbans is like a shield against the natural calamities that visit us routinely.

The impact of the Sundarbans on our life is manifold. It has its impact on the economy, environment and biodiversity. Most of the people of the southwestern region depend on the Sundarbans directly or indirectly for their livelihoods. Some of them collect honey from inside the forest and then sell them in the local market. They are called mouwali. A big portion of honey supply of our country comes from this forest. Some deal in golpata, a kind of tree-leaf that rural people use to make the roofs of their houses. The golpata tree abounds in the Sundarbans and those who collect them leaves are called bauwali. A large number of people also go fishing in the rivers to earn their bread.

Every year, some people who go inside the forest fall prey to the Royal Bengal Tiger, another world famous species that is facing threat of extinction. Getting to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sundarbans is a rare opportunity, but pugmarks can be seen in almost every part of the forest. Herds of spotted deer sipping water from a lake is the scene that attracts tourists the most. The Sundorbon is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. Thousands of meandering streams, creeks, rivers and estuaries have enhanced its charm. Sundarbans meaning beautiful forest is the natural habital of the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, crocodiles, jungle fowl, wild boar, lizards, theses monkey and numerous species of birds. Migratory flock of Siberian ducks flying over thousands of sail boats loaded with timber, golpatta (round-leaf), fuel wood, honey, shell and fish further add to the serene natural beauty of the Sundarbans. It is estimated that there are now 400+ Bengal tigers and about 30,000+ spotted deer in the forest!AREANearly 2400 sq. miles or 6000 sq. km.

FOREST LIMITSNorth-Bagerhat, Khulna and Sathkira districts : South-Bay of Bengal; East-Baleswar (or Haringhata) river, Perojpur, Barisal district and West-Raimangal and Hariabhanga rivers which partially form Bangladesh boundary with West Bengal in India.

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Comments (179)

Kai Kitsada on April 13

extra F+L 86/156

WINGEGUE on April 14

A golden sunrise. L Greeting Günter.

rodema on April 14

Really beautiful sunrise, excellent capture!! well done!! YSL!! My best regards, Rodema.

_Brabo..._ on April 25

A fine local Sunrise scenery!!

L/F 159/88

Greetz

Brabo...

ALLWO on April 28

LIKE 160 vom Wolfgang für Dein Foto mit dieser wundervollen Stimmung

lurdesa_ on April 30

Marvel picture .Marvel color !!!!.L+F

Regards.lurdesa

Thanks for your kind visit

Co coepi on May 2

হ্যালো / স্লামালিকুম! ........ Good morning Roy: Wonderful capture!! LIKE 162/FAV 90 Best wishes, Conny

pcwong alice on May 21

Its forming the warm lit effect of beautiful picture, Like, Greetings from Hong Kong, pcwong alice

ALENDE DEVASIA on May 29

Wonderful shot of Sundarbans sunrise. YSL. Greetings. Alende

elakramine on May 30

Fantastic view! ,YSL: 92/195

Greetings, Elakramine

Tapan Debnath on August 4

Aasadharan!! Fabulous shot!! Like & Fav.

Petr Chudoba on August 5

Nice misty atmosphere. YSL. Friendly greetings, Petr

Also added to my FAVS

Wonderful scene! F&L 94/167.

Greetings, Boban

Calm and beautiful scene 95/168

James Bian on August 8

Very beautiful sunrise. YSL

Greetings, James

Fernand Metzger on August 10

sur-saturation bienvenue ici! like

RI@M on August 10

Fantastic photo Roy! L+F 97/170!

Greets, Ria

Andrey Pohilko on September 3

Great picture and explanation! Like

Frank T. Schmelz 13 days ago

So peaceful and calm. Awesome shot!

YSL

Many thanks, dear Roy, for your visit to my gallery and the many kind words!
Best wishes from Germany
Frank

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  • Uploaded on August 7, 2013
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    by roymonotosh
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100
    • Taken on 2013/02/02 15:24:39
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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