There are still large areas of Papua New Guinea untouched by people, but deforestation is still a serious problem. I could see it along the Sepik River and on New Britain. Here are some pictures of various aspects of nature in Papua New Guinea.

Pictures of birds in Papua and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Papua
Papua Bird Page
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Papua New Guinea Nature

Mountain New Britain Cap
Mountain on New Britain with cap cloud. (494k)
View Beach New Britain
View of the beach in New Britain with the mountains across the bay. (514k)
Sunset Port Moresby
Sunset in Port Moresby. (486k)
Fires Clearing Rainforest Everywhere
Fires clearing the rainforest. They were everywhere. (603k)
Rainforest Along Sepik River
Rainforest along the Sepik River. (687k)
Waterfall Lakwanda Lodge
Waterfall near the Lakwanda Lodge. (667k)
Trees Pretty Free Lianas
Some trees are pretty much free of lianas. (960k)
Trees Lots Vines Lianas
Other trees have lots of vines and lianas growing on them. (1288k)
Two Such Trees Side-by-side
Two such trees side-by-side. (1261k)
Tree Large Buttress Root
Tree with large buttress root. (1183k)
Tree Large Air Roots
Tree with large air roots. (1349k)
Strangler Fig
Strangler Fig. (1179k)
Oil Palms Plantation All
The oil palms in this plantation all have the lower part lying down and then a vertical trunk growing up. They were planted in a swampy area. A storm blew them all over, but they then continued to grow back up. (1258k)
Fern Growing Tree
Fern growing on a tree. (1150k)
Small Palm Tree
Small palm tree. (1176k)
Grass
Grass. (673k)
Mimosa pudica
Mimosa (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) before being touched. (810k)
Mimosa pudica
Mimosa (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) after I touched it. The leaves folded down. (848k)
Ixora coccinea
Flame-of-the-woods (Ixora coccinea). (825k)
Cuphea ignea
Cigar Flower (Cuphea ignea). (656k)
Flowers
Flowers. (756k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (998k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (771k)
Flower
Flower. (886k)
Orchid
Orchid. (583k)
Orchid
Orchid. (607k)
Orchid
Orchid. (632k)
Orchid
Orchid. (586k)
Spider Web
Spider web. (595k)
Spider
Spider. (553k)
Cicada
Cicada. (1433k)
Grasshopper
Grasshopper. (955k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (602k)
Papilio ambrax
Ambrax Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio ambrax). (584k)
Lyssa macleayi
Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa macleayi). (715k)
Gecko
Gecko. (695k)
Fruit Bats
Fruit Bats. (1228k)
Flying Fox
Flying Fox. (577k)
Dendrolagus goodfellowi
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi, german: Goodfellow-Baumkänguru, french: Dendrolague de Goodfellow). (815k)
Dendrolagus goodfellowi
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi, german: Goodfellow-Baumkänguru, french: Dendrolague de Goodfellow). (594k)
Dendrolagus dorianus
Doria's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus, german: Doria-Baumkänguru, french: Dendrolague de Doria). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (1029k)
Dendrolagus dorianus
Doria's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus, german: Doria-Baumkänguru, french: Dendrolague de Doria). (953k)
Crocodylus porosus
Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus, german: Leistenkrokodil, french: Crocodile marin). (1064k)

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