18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Road to deforestation

What looks like a beautiful tropical rainforest is actually mostly plantations. Oil palm, rubber tree and cocoa replaced largely the original and unique primary forest. Logging roads like this allow trucks to transport the plantation fruits and to further exploit the remaining forest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Côte d'Ivoire
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Andreas Brink