Treetop Walkways, Selvatura Park

The tour began from a tall park building
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The tour began from a tall park building


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The bridges were suspension bridges through the forest
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The bridges were suspension bridges through the forest


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Stout cable and bolts were used throughout
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Stout cable and bolts were used throughout


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The first bridge was at treetop level
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The first bridge was at treetop level


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The forest ranged from deep dark to sunlit
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The forest ranged from deep dark to sunlit


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Far below appeared a group of purple flowers
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Far below appeared a group of purple flowers


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In the distance, alert red flowers
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In the distance, alert red flowers


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Stairs lead from one bridge to the next
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Stairs lead from one bridge to the next


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Suspension cables were set into concrete and bolted
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Suspension cables were set into concrete and bolted


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Bridge two was the first signed one noticed
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Bridge two was the first signed one noticed


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Cindy and Patsy hesitated at the bridge's entry
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Cindy and Patsy hesitated at the bridge's entry


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Perhaps because there were signs of early rust
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Perhaps because there were signs of early rust


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Some plants grew on the branches of other plants
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Some plants grew on the branches of other plants


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Olives provided food for the Resplendent Quetzal
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Olives provided food for the Resplendent Quetzal


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The alert red flowers could now be seen close up
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The alert red flowers could now be seen close up


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The forest obliged to become nicely backlit
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The forest obliged to become nicely backlit


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Yet deep in its darkness were small white flowers
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Yet deep in its darkness were small white flowers


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Plants hitch hiked along another plant's branch
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Plants hitch hiked along another plant's branch


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A dead leaf fell to lie upon a living leaf
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A dead leaf fell to lie upon a living leaf


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Detail of a flower high in a tree
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Detail of a flower high in a tree


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Painted wall bordered path to the next bridge
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Painted wall bordered path to the next bridge


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More stairs
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More stairs


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The photographer's shadow descended to the forest floor
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The photographer's shadow descended to the forest floor


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Condensation below a hand rail
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Condensation below a hand rail


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A group of three leafs lightly chewed
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A group of three leafs lightly chewed


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Bridge four was an extremely long bridge
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Bridge four was an extremely long bridge


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It length demanded double suspension cables
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It length demanded double suspension cables


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Bridge four soared high over the forest
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Bridge four soared high over the forest


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Bridge exhibited serious signs of rust
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Bridge exhibited serious signs of rust


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Below, purple flowers intermingled with green
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Below, purple flowers intermingled with green


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Above a Slate-throated Redstart sang high in the trees
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Above a Slate-throated Redstart sang high in the trees


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Metal stairs led high up to the next bridge
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Metal stairs led high up to the next bridge


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Bridge five was another long bridge
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Bridge five was another long bridge


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People at the far end almost disappeared
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People at the far end almost disappeared


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Flowers seen far below this bridge
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Flowers seen far below this bridge


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A small spider inhabited the cable
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A small spider inhabited the cable


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Bridge five was lower in the forest
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Bridge five was lower in the forest


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Path to the next bridge paralleled thinning trees
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Path to the next bridge paralleled thinning trees


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Bridge six was a shorter suspension bridge
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Bridge six was a shorter suspension bridge


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The forest grew over bridge six
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The forest grew over bridge six


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Somewhere below ran a small river that could be heard
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Somewhere below ran a small river that could be heard


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A winding path lead from the prior bridge to the next
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A winding path lead from the prior bridge to the next


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The dangerous common fly rested on a nearby leaf
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The dangerous common fly rested on a nearby leaf


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The next bridge came into view
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The next bridge came into view


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Bridge seven was another very long bridge
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Bridge seven was another very long bridge


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This bridge ran just below the tree tops
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This bridge ran just below the tree tops


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The forest floor is still darkly invisible below
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The forest floor is still darkly invisible below


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The bug was upside down on a mushroom
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The bug was upside down on a mushroom


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Bridge eight was once again of modest length
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Bridge eight was once again of modest length


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A small white spider waited behind the bridge's metalwork
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A small white spider waited behind the bridge's metalwork


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Bridge eight was the most ramshackle of them all
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Bridge eight was the most ramshackle of them all


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A plant grew on a nearby hanging root
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A plant grew on a nearby hanging root


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A wooden spool was left over from bridge construction
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A wooden spool was left over from bridge construction


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The final bridge was not suspension at all
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The final bridge was not suspension at all


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