Angelika Berndt | Transatlantic Rainforest

Transatlantic Rainforest

November 27, 2015

A moment in the Mata Atlantica, the transatlantic rainforest of Brazil.


Brazil, Minas Gerais, 2016. Transatlantic Rainforest.

While photographing the Iracambi project I had many opportunities to visit the rainforest and could spend time in and around the forest to notice its wonders. The transatlantic rainforest once grew all along the Brazilian coast and formed a kind of green belt that drew water from the clouds as they arrived from the sea and provided much needed drinking water for the Brazilian hinterlands. As the rainforest slowly disappears from the Brazilian map, droughts are becoming more common.