Séptimo Paraiso is a private reserve near Mindo, Ecuador. The reserve has several thousand acres of beautiful tropical cloud forest with a network of trails in the Cordillera Occidental approximately 2,500m above sea level at 0º latitude. This cloud forest environment is often referred to as the Chocó Biological zone.
Numerous trails are maintained in this private reserve including the Toucan Trail/Sendero Tucano, pictured here.
I joked with my family that we should have brought our houseplants here for a holiday--they would have enjoyed the visit as much as we did.
In a brief departure from my vintage film camera posts, this 2007 photo was shot by a Nikon E8700 "Coolpix" digital consumer camera.