Photo Of The Day

  • In 1998, a Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado and his wife started a project to plant 2.7 million trees in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil.

  • The barren 1,754-acre plot of land was previously a forest that was wiped out by deforestation; it led to all of the wildlife disappearing.

  • Now, 20 years later, they have completely restored the land and it has grown into a lush and thriving forest.

  • In addition to 293 species of trees, the land now has 172 species of birds, 33 species of mammals, and 15 species of amphibians and reptiles—many of which are endangered.

Photo Of The Day