The Rainforest ... Introduction ... What are rainforests?
This photograph shows typical South American rainforest viewed from a river. You can see the different levels of the rainforest, from the low, shrubs in the foreground to the tall pavilion trees that emerge from the rainforest canopy high above ground level.

Photograph courtesy of Rainforest Action Network. ©Rainforest Action Network 1999 All rights reserved. Reproduction allowed for non-commercial classroom use only.