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Vaguely resembling a giant sea turtle, Barro Colorado Island is a heavily forested patch of land rising up out of the waters of Gatun Lake, situated at the northern end of the Panama Canal.
Caption by the JASON Project and David Herring. Image by Jason Drake, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, using QuickBird data copyright DigitalGlobe. Photo of Guayacan trees courtesy Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Published January 14, 2004