Clear cutting happens everyday. This particular area was deforested in the last few weeks according to locals. Located within 5 minutes of this deforestation is where all of the footage was taken of the moss covered trees, evergreens, birch trees, elk herds, migrating birds, waterfalls and river.
Location: Pacific Northwest rainforest
All of the footage was taken with a Sony NEX-FS100 using the 18-200mm stock lens over a period of 2 days.
Rainforest: A dense forest found in tropical areas of heavy rainfall. The trees are broad-leaved and evergreen, and the vegetation tends to grow in three layers (undergrowth, intermediate trees and shrubs, and very tall trees, which form a canopy).
Most of the world's rainforests lie near the equator and have tropical climates. However, cooler rainforests exist in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Canada. Besides helping to regulate the world's climate, rainforests host an extraordinary diversity of life. Scientists believe that as many as half of the Earth's different species of plants and animals are found only in the rainforests, which take up a mere 7 percent of the world's landmass. By some estimates, more than half of the Earth's original rainforests have already been burned or cut down for timber or grazing land, and more than 130 plant, animal, and insect species are thought to be going extinct daily as a result of the lost habitat.