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Heathland Volcanic Cone

Heathland Volcanic Cone
 
 

ABOVE the forest that encircles Mount Kilimanjaro is a heathland abundant with many species, including some that are found nowhere else on Earth.

Mount Kilimanjaro is a sky island, with its altitude isolating the plants from anywhere else in Africa giving them the opportunity to evolve independently into new species.

In the distance is a small volcanic cone. By itself it is an impressive size, but it is but a bump on the massive mountain upon which it stands.

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15 August 2011

 

Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania

 

3°10'S
37°30'E

3040m ASL

 

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