Shrouded in a veil of clouds, the woodland awakens. To steal more light, trees vie to grow taller and fatter. With different adaptations, most can gain a foothold in the fierce fight for their share of natural resources. Unlike the flaunting giants, a moss opts for a low profile. As an essential component of the rainforest, it contributes significantly to the area's biodiversity and provides microhabitats for a diverse range of organisms. For example, this mantis, called Haania vitalisi, is one of the dangerous predator living in the moss.
About 'Journeys in Nature': Story of the Tiny Series
In a world full of giants, it is the small that have a big impact. Whether it's tiny little bugs the size of a fingernail or creatures that spend most of their time underground, these seemingly insignificant players have long played a remarkable role that the entire ecosystems rely on. Zoom in on the hidden world's great stories and prepare to be amazed by the power of the small in the rainforest of Hainan.
Story of the Tiny Series | Episode 1: Poisonous dinner
Story of the Tiny Series | Episode 2: Smart protection
Story of the Tiny Series | Episode 3: Unique beauty
Story of the Tiny Series | Episode 4: The unknown
Story of the Tiny Series | Episode 5: Silent fungi world
Story of the Tiny Series | Episode 6: Find me if you can
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