The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most famous sights on Earth, but there are many species that have profound impacts on our environment.
Here’s a look at the most iconic of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.
The Great Dividing Tree (Cyperus aethiopicus) A tree known for its great diversity of branching leaves, this one is considered one of nature’s most valuable and enduring symbols of Australia.
The tree grows on reefs and in estuaries, but it’s also used as a cultural icon, and its branches are used for building and ornamenting homes.
The branch that formed the heart of the tree is said to be the most beautiful and treasured in the world, with the most delicate parts having to be cut down.
The branches are harvested and cut in order to create the leaves, which are then sold for hundreds of dollars each to collectors, museums and artisans.
The Giant Pinyon Pine (Gypseon pinyon) The largest living tree in the United States, the Giant Pima Pine is found on the Pacific coast of North America, and is often referred to as “the world’s largest tree.”
The Pine stands more than 20 feet tall and has a trunk measuring over 12 feet.
The pine is known for being a great hunter and is found in the Amazon rainforest.
It’s the world leader in being the only living tree that has a permanent, robust, upright trunk.
Its unique shape has inspired artists and designers to design trees with a more slender, streamlined trunk.
The Pine’s roots reach to the top of the trunk, making it a popular tree for home decoration.
The White Rhino (Rhino bicornis) Rhinos are large land mammals that live in the savannahs of Africa, and they are also known as “tree people.”
The White Rhinoceros, which is native to South America, has the longest trunk of any mammal in the animal kingdom, and can reach more than 30 feet long.
The trunk of the White Rhino is often found in museums, and has been known to be extremely delicate.
Its delicate roots, as well as its trunk, are used as ornamental and decorative plants.
The Red-Banded Pigeon (Pigeon peregrinus) Pigeons, or the “naughty pigeons,” are the largest bird in the planet.
They are native to Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
They have the longest tail on the bird world, reaching nearly two feet long, and are considered the most popular birds.
They can be found throughout the world and are also used for hunting.
They were once hunted by hunters, and now there are several species that can be seen in the wild.
The Yellow-bellied Puffin (Pelecanus pelecaniformis) Puffins, or “lazy pigeons” are a type of bird that can fly and fly very low.
Their wingspan reaches more than 1.5 feet.
They’re also known for their yellow-bordered plumage, and many species of birds have yellow beaks.
Their long, yellow-spotted wings are often used as decorations, as are their feathery feathers.
The Western Sandpiper (Heteroptera: Paracoda) A large, winged bird that is a member of the family Cyprinidae.
It is a common bird that lives throughout most of the northern hemisphere.
The Eastern Sandpipers are smaller and fly less often than the Western Sand pipers.
The species is known as a “snowbird,” because it spends most of its time on the ground.
The Blue-billed Woodpecker (Hemiptera: Trachurus) A woodpecker is a small, long-tailed, wingless bird that has long, black wings.
Its blue-black, black-banded legs are used to catch prey.
The large, white-colored plumage of the Blue-banding Woodpeckers is one example of its many colorful plumage colors.
The Golden-tailed Woodpeaker (Hemeiptera, Eumenoptera) A small, woodpecker, which measures about 1.6 feet long and has black plumage on its legs.
It has a light brown beak, and yellow-black eyes.
The golden-tailed woodpeaker is also known by its bird name, Euminoptera, which means “bird of the sky.”
The Northern Spotted Warbler (Cormorantidae: Spotted warbler) A tiny, white bird with a long, white, wing-like tail.
The white markings on the tail and wings are used by collectors and hunters to identify a bird.
The yellow-orange wings are the first coloration of the Spotted, and it has been used as an ornamental