Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mirador/ Look-out at Deininger National Park

I finally got a chance to visit Walter Thilo Deininger National Park.  This is an important park (732ha), as its the only protected area in El Salvador assigned to the preservation of Tropical Dry Forest - which itself is a fascinating mosaic of two habitat types: deciduous forest (which is leafless during the dry season) & gallery forest (which retains its leaves all year round).
This video is a 360 degree panoramic of deciduous & gallery forest, juxtaposed against a massive landscape of cultivars (including plantains & sugar cane).  Also, if you look carefully, you can see the Pacific Ocean in the background!