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:

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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. (491k)
View Beach New Britain
View of the beach in New Britain with the mountains across the bay. (520k)
Sunset Port Moresby
Sunset in Port Moresby. (487k)
Fires Clearing Rainforest Everywhere
Fires clearing the rainforest. They were everywhere. (602k)
Rainforest Along Sepik River
Rainforest along the Sepik River. (715k)
Waterfall Lakwanda Lodge
Waterfall near the Lakwanda Lodge. (681k)
Trees Pretty Free Lianas
Some trees are pretty much free of lianas. (998k)
Trees Lots Vines Lianas
Other trees have lots of vines and lianas growing on them. (1353k)
Two Such Trees Side-by-side
Two such trees side-by-side. (1310k)
Tree Large Buttress Root
Tree with large buttress root. (1264k)
Tree Large Air Roots
Tree with large air roots. (1440k)
Strangler Fig
Strangler Fig. (1239k)
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. (1310k)
Fern Growing Tree
Fern growing on a tree. (1236k)
Small Palm Tree
Small palm tree. (1261k)
Grass
Grass. (716k)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) before being touched. (856k)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) after I touched it. The leaves folded down. (903k)
Jungle Flame (Ixora coccinea)
Jungle Flame (Ixora coccinea, german: Malteserkreuz­blume). (869k)
Cigar Flower (Cuphea ignea)
Cigar Flower (Cuphea ignea). (670k)
Flowers
Flowers. (785k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (1057k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (805k)
Flower
Flower. (938k)
Orchid
Orchid. (599k)
Orchid
Orchid. (619k)
Orchid
Orchid. (650k)
Orchid
Orchid. (596k)
Spider Web
Spider web. (600k)
Banded Orb Weaver (Trichonephila sp.)
Banded Orb Weaver (Trichonephila sp.). (560k)
Cicada
Cicada. (1.5M)
Grasshopper
Grasshopper. (983k)
Alcides (Alcides sp.)
Swallowtail moth (Alcides sp.). (615k)
Red-bodied Swallowtail (Pachliopta polydorus)
Red-bodied Swallowtail (Pachliopta polydorus). (595k)
Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa macleayi)
Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa macleayi). (739k)
Common House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
Common House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus, german: Asiatischer Hausgecko, french: Gecko asiatique). (712k)
Fruit Bats
Fruit Bats. (1331k)
Great Flying Fox (Pteropus neohibernicus)
Great Flying Fox (Pteropus neohibernicus). (587k)
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi)
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroos (Dendrolagus goodfellowi, german: Goodfellow-Baumkänguru, french: Dendrolague de Goodfellow). (853k)
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi)
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi, german: Goodfellow-Baumkänguru, french: Dendrolague de Goodfellow). (615k)
Doria's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus)
Doria's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus, german: Doria-Baumkänguru, french: Dendrolague de Doria). It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. (1075k)
Doria's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus)
Doria's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus, german: Doria-Baumkänguru, french: Dendrolague de Doria). (1003k)
Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus, german: Leistenkrokodil, french: Crocodile marin). (1100k)

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