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Lakes and Wetlands

of the Taiga Biome

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The Taiga Biome (known also as the Boreal) is the largest eco-zone on the planet, encircling the earth and playing a major role in global climate regulation.

In Canada, the Taiga is characterized by climatic extremes; short warm summers and long, extremely cold winters.

Here, change occurs gradually; the sensitive ecological balance is susceptible to stresses from human activities such as logging and mining.

A visit to the Taiga would reveal rocky landscapes of evergreen forest and hardy leaf bearing trees, expansive wetlands and inland seas of ponds and lakes. These water sheds are some of the largest planetary sources of pristine potable surface water.

Here's a photo glimpse at some of those smaller lakes, ponds and wetlands.

Pictures taken in the
Northwest Territories, Canada

 

 

 

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