21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Details of branches of cork oak in a forest in Sintra, Portugal

Cork oaks are considered to be extremely valuable from the point of view of biodiversity and cultural heritage. Moreover, cork oak forests play a significant role in fighting climate change, absorbing over 14 million tons of carbon per year.

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Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Sintra, Portugal
Copyright: © Liliia Kucher